Shirley Griffiths, 82 of Loup City, NE died Thursday, August 20, 2020 at her home in Loup City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2020 at the St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Loup City with Reverend Lori Stevens officiating. Interment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City United Methodist Church or donor’s choice. All CDC guidelines will be followed and masks or face coverings are recommended. You can view Shirley’s funeral service on the Higgins Funeral Home Facebook page.
Shirley F. (Thompson) Griffiths was born November 9, 1937 at Overton, NE to Leon and Leone (Bacon) Thompson. She attended country school in Holt County, NE and graduated from Burwell, NE. On March 28, 1959 she married Arthur DeWolf. Shirley lived in Kimball, NE from 1959 through 1962. Shirley and Arthur moved to North Loup, NE in 1962 and then to Loup City in 1965. Arthur died on October 3, 1996. Early in life Shirley taught at a country school. She worked at several businesses in Loup City before retiring in 2004. On September 6, 2003 she married Harold Griffiths and they lived in Loup City their entire married life. Shirley is a member of the United Methodist Church in Loup City.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Harold of Loup City, NE; daughters, Sue DeWolf of Tulsa, OK; Jeanne (Mark) Sims of Kearney, NE; Janet (Henry) Fletcher of Litchfield, NE; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Holmes of Broken Bow, NE; step-daughter, Deb (Tom) Smedra of Mason City, NE; step-son, Delbert (Terri) Griffiths of Broken Bow, NE and many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Arthur; infant grandson and step-son, Dennis Griffiths.
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