Barbara J. Griffin 1934-2013

WARREN – Barbara J. Ruffing Griffin, 79, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.

She was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Charles and Magdeline Cajune Ruffing.

Barbara graduated from St. Vincent High School in Akron, then went on to earn her associate’s degree at Akron University, where she was elected ROTC Queen.

After college, she worked for several years at Goodyear in Akron. She later retired from St. Joseph Health Center, where she worked as a billing clerk.

She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Warren City Democrat Club and the Trumbull County Women’s Democrat Club and the Jefferson Club.

Griffin loved to travel and spend time with her family.

Barbara spent the first few years of her life growing up in Minnesota on the White Earth Indian Reservation.

She is survived by her husband, William David, whom she married in 1958; one daughter, Julie (Michael) Marado; and four grandchildren, Michael, Allison and Amy, all of Austintown, and Sean White of Florida.

Her parents, one son, William, and a brother, Robert, preceded her in death.

A private graveside service will be held at Pineview Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 90 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750. Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences online at

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