Violet Griffin, 96, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Atlantic Specialty Care.
Violet was born August 15, 1922, in Adair County, Iowa, to Lloyd Liston and Maude (Reese) Chandler. She attended country school in Adair County.
She married Arthur Wiechman in March of 1941. An only child, Peggy was born in March of 1942. The family moved to rural Audubon County and began farming. They later moved to the village of Oakfield near Hamlin, Iowa and later moved to Anita, Iowa.
She met and then married Arnold Griffin in March of 1959. They moved to Cumberland, Iowa. They acquired Belgian horses and began participating in the Exira 4th of July parade and the Fireman’s parade in Atlantic. After Arnold’s death, she moved to Atlantic where she lived until her death.
As a young woman, Violet worked at the Blue Star in Atlantic. She also worked as a painter and a wall paper hanger. She also caned chairs and refinished furniture.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Maude Chandler; her husband, Arnold; a brother, Glen Chandler and two sisters, Helen Holmes and Mildred Petersen.
Violet is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Richard) Wittmuss of Atlantic, IA; three grandchildren, Marie (Wayne) Truchan of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Andrea (William) Gregory of Nevada, MO and Troy (Julie) Wittmuss of Des Moines, IA; five great-grandchildren, Brooke Gregory of Joplin, MO, Kelsey Gregory of Springfield, MO, Tyler and Christopher Truchan of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Matthew Wittmuss of Des Moines, IA.
Per Violet’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
Memorials may be left to the family’s wishes.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of services.