The family suggests attendees wear Royals or Chiefs sports attire for the service.

Ryan Howard Griffin

July 9, 1978October 8, 2020

Ryan Howard Griffin, 42, Kansas City, MO, passed away October 8, 2020 at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, October 17th at Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, MO where he will be laid to rest with his mother, Janell Griffin. Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, the family asks that all attendees wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For those unable to attend or uncomfortable with attending, the service will be Live Streamed at the Facebook of McGilley Antioch Chapel by clicking the link below at service time. Contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ryan was born July 9, 1978 in North Kansas City, MO. He attended Oak Park High School class of 1997. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1999-2002 as an IC3 aboard the USS John F Kennedy. Most recently Ryan worked for Midas Automotive where he began as a technician and advanced to store manager. He was a passionate KC Royals and Chief’s fan. Some of his happiest memories were celebrating their recent World Series and Super Bowl championships. Ryan was a kind, thoughtful, and loyal friend to many.

Ryan was preceded in death by his mother, Janell Bradshaw Griffin. Survivors include his father, Rick Griffin and step-mother, Rita; a sister, Kym Griffin Ackerman and husband, Matt; two nieces he adored, Madison and Peyton Ackerman; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


  • Rick Griffin, Father
  • Rita Griffin, Step-mother
  • Kym Griffin Ackerman, Sister
  • Matt Ackerman, Brother-in-law
  • Madison Ackerman, Niece
  • Peyton Ackerman, Niece
  • Janell Bradshaw Griffin (Deceased), Mother
  • Aunts, uncles, and cousins

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  • Susan G. Komen Foundation


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020



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Susan Nikolai

October 15, 2020

My dear friend Kym,

My heart hurts deeply for you. I wish I could be there to hug you and comfort you. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Hold tight to all your memories. He will live on in you, and in the rest of your family and friends.

If you ever need anything, I will jump in the car or on a plane and be there for you!!

Love you, Sue

Val Logan

October 13, 2020

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of this very nice young man. Always helpful and friendly. He impacted many lives. Prayers for the family as they deal with their loss.

Angela Hall

October 12, 2020

We went through elementary school to high school... Ryan I am so shocked by this news. You were always such a good guy. My heart is hurt, by this tragedy.
We love you man! At least the Chiefs won the Superbowl this year.

Tiffany Endsley

October 12, 2020

Ryan was loyal and thoughtful a great friend to those he cared for we saw him last Saturday there was no sign of covid he was thoughtful and giving we will miss him and loved the royals we will truly miss him

Travis Taylor

October 11, 2020

Condolences to his family during this difficult time. Rest easy brother.

Ashley Land

October 11, 2020

I’m so saddened to hear of Ryan’s passing. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. R.I.P until we meet again my friend.

Denise Munoz

October 10, 2020

Oh Ryan, I will miss you. I appreciated the behind the scenes type of guy you were at the picnics, especially handy at the grill. The KC sports' wins were always made more enjoyable because of your enthusiasm. But most of all when your dad and I were puzzlingly out a way to communicate to the whole family YOU came up with Cousins, etc.!! You will be my tech angel from now on.

Jonathan Rittenour

October 10, 2020

I am so very upset at the news of you leaving us. We had so many good memories during high school being clowns. Hanging out on the west side of price chopper. You’re going to be missed

Debby Hayward

October 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a the kid he was when I first met Janell and Rick. So long ago but it seems like yesterday.

Debby Spitzer Hayward


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