Janet L. Griffin, 83, of Mount Airy, passed from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at her residence. She was the wife of William G. "Bill" Griffin, Jr., her husband of 60 years.
Born on July 1, 1938, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Shanholtz. Janet was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family by going on shopping trips and vacationing in Myrtle Beach. She and Bill spent many mornings at McDonalds and going to the Mt. Airy Senior Center. Janet also enjoyed watching TV especially "Bewitched" as well as doing ceramics and crocheting. She also logged hours talking to her husband, a truck driver, on the "CB" radio where her handle was "Peppermint Patty".
Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Joan Ann Hillery and partner David Fogle of Mt Airy; two granddaughters: Kelsey O'Malley and husband Thomas and Kaitlin Hillery all of Mt. Airy; a sister, Joan Ridgley and husband James, and a brother Bobby Shanholtz all of Waldorf. She was preceded in death by a daughter Janice Boxall and a sister, Irene Shanholtz.
The family would like to thank friends: Taylor Harter, Amanda Baughman and Todd Stockslager for all their help and support during these difficult times.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville in Mt. Airy, where a celebration of Janet's life will begin at 1:00 PM. Rev. Tim May will officiate. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758514, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8514
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.