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Visitation

Sutton Memorial Home
Wednesday May 12th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Wednesday May 12th, 2021
11:00am

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Committal

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Wednesday May 12th, 2021
1:00pm

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Alberta Griffin Nee Polston

Alberta Dalene Griffin Nee Polston, 93 of Taylorville formerly of Effingham and Mattoon passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:09 a.m. at Taylorville Estates in Taylorville, IL. She was born on March 14, 1928 in Raymond, IL the daughter of Joe and Minnie Polston. She married Robert L. Griffin on May 11, 1947 in Raymond, IL and he preceded her in death on December 12, 2006. She worked as the secretary for the Mattoon, IL School District for 17 years and for 30 years Alberta and Griff would spend summers in Alaska with their sons and families.    She is survived by her Son: Robert L. Griffin of Anchorage, AK; Grandchildren: Robert L. Griffin of Oregon, Matthew Griffin of California, Janelle Chapin and Jeremy Griffin both of Fairbanks, AK; Great-Grandchildren: Russell Savok, Areena Chapin, Griffy Griffin, Josslyn Griffin, Dakota Griffin; Brother: Ron (Mary Ann) Polston; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Robert, Son: Russell Griffin, Sisters: Lillian Herzog, Louise Bruntjen, Alice Perry, Brothers: Roscoe, Woodrow, Joe, Wilbur and Robert. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. To send flowers to Alberta's family, please visit our floral store.

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We were neighbors of Bob & Alberta on Heights Avenue.What sweet friends!We truly loved them both.Sympathy, love to their family.Out of town & could not attend.Blessings.

Bob, Carole Kindermann May 14 2021 12:00 AM

My family met Alberta when my mother, Mary Jane Besson, moved to Taylorville Estates. Alberta and mom quickly bonded and became fast friends. Her warmth and compassion helped my mother adjust to her new environment. It fills my heart with joy to hear stories from my mom relating to Alberta, and Mary and their many card games and social activities. My mother's life has been forever enriched by her loving friend Albert Griffin. God bless you and Godspeed.

Brad Besson May 12 2021 12:00 AM

I only got to know Alberta about 2 years ago when my Dad (Jim Marblestone) moved to Taylorville Estates. She was a special lady and I enjoyed talking to her so much especially before Covid. I was so sad to hear about her passing. I only pray I can be as sharp and witty as she was. You have my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Marblestone Ryan May 11 2021 12:00 AM