June Griffin

June Griffin passed Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 at 8 am. She was in bed at peace. Right after the storm, she passed away quietly.

June Griffin

Left to mourn her passing are her son Keith (Liz) Griffin, and grandchildren Duncan Griffin, Sebastian Nilsen, Ian Beattie, Kieran Nilsen, and Tianna Jones.

June grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and sang in the Central High School A Capella Choir, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Community Theatre Center, and a summer tent theater. She studied voice and music at Kent State, and sang in a quartet traveling rural parts of the country.

In Minnesota she sang in the Minnesota Orchestra Chorus, World voices. She also sang with Singers in Accord and Edina Morningside Church. She was also a caregiver for elderly and disabled people.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 7 at 11 am after a 10 am visitation at Edina Morningside Community Church, 4201 Morningside Road, Edina, MN 55416. The church office phone number is 952-926-6555

The family gives thanks for the support, prayers, food and gifts that were given.


June of the helping hands

Always there to take the weight,

Ready to hold the door,

Or carry more than was asked,

Hands that knew hard work

June of the tender hands

Always there with a loving touch,

Ready to hold the aged,

Or comfort the hurting,

Hands that dried the crying eye

June of the Holy hands,

Always there to bless the sick,

Ready to hold the lonely,

Or calm the frightened,

Hands that knew the Holy touch

June of the uplifted hands

June of the prayerful hands

June… now holding hands with her Savior

— By Tuffy Bryant