Lois Jean Griffiths

Lois Jean Griffiths

August 30, 2015



Lois Jean Griffiths, West Scranton,  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends early Sunday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill.   Her husband is Robert Griffiths.  The couple would have been married 61 years in December.


Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Kester James.  She was a 1954 graduate of West Scranton High School.  Lois was a devoted and faithful member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church and its L.O.A Sunday School Class, as well as its Young at Heart Club and the Woman’s Union..   Prior to her retirement she had been employed by the Parts Department at Sears.


Lois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was an excellent baker and cook.


Also surviving are sons Mark and his wife Sally and Robert Jr. and his wife Gina all of Scranton; a daughter Rebecca Zeigler and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisburg;  eleven grandchildren Melissa Kloss, Eric, Lindsey, Rory and Aaron Griffiths, Carly Talerico, Leo and Kelly Hart, Evan, Keegan and Kyle Zeigler;  eight great grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.


She was also preceded in death by her brother William James, Jr.


Funeral Services will be Thursday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton 18510 with Rev. Nancy Pitely, cousin, officiating.


Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7pm.  


Interment, Washburn Street Cemetery, West Scranton.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Street Baptist Church 1206 Jackson St. Scranton, Pa. 18504.


For directions, to share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com


Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C Jones, Funeral Director.


  1. Bob Kempsell

    Shipmate Bob,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your Lost, Lois was your High School sweetheart whom you love dearly. Sue & I will have your family in our prayer during your trying times.
    It’s hard to believe you would have been married 61yrs, It seems like yesterday that we were home on Christmas Leave when you were Married. I will never forget.
    Your Old Buddy and Shipmate Bob & Sue Kempsell

  2. Mike Webb

    She has left her family with a true legacy. She was a wonderful person who touched many live mine included. What a truely kind and compassionate woman. So, so sorry for your loss. God speed Lois and rest in peace.

  3. Melvin H. Spatt

    I worked with Lois at Sears for many years and it was a pleasure knowing her. I offer my sincerest condolences on her passing, but know she was a kind and well liked person. On behalf of her many co-workers and the Sears Retiree Club, we all offer our sincerest sympathies.

    Sincerely, Melvin Spatt

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