Eleanor “Ellie” S. Griffin 94 of Bloomington, IL formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 6:07 PM April 7, 2019 at Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Springfield, IL.


Services will be 11 AM Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Myers and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Entombment will follow at Park Hill Mausoleum, Bloomington, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Ellie was born September 4, 1924 in Pennington Point, McDonough County, IL the daughter of Gustav and Sophia (Johnson) Winker. She married James D. Griffin, Sr. October 28, 1945 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away March 24, 2006.


Survivors include her children, James D. (Sandy) Griffin, Jr., Springfield, IL; David W. Griffin, Clinton, IL, 2 grandchildren, Derek (Angie) Griffin, Springfield, IL; Heather (Troy) Roark, Springfield, IL; 4 great-grandchildren, Eva & Ian Griffin, Springfield, IL, and Connor & Madeline Roark, Springfield, IL.


She was preceded in death by parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister.


Ellie was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, McLean County and DeWitt County Home Extension, Business Professional Women of Clinton, United Methodist Quilt Project, and the Clinton Beautification Club. She enjoyed her flowers.


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