Griffin

Delores A. Griffin of Kankakee passed away on Monday, November 30th, 2020. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 5, 1931 to Ralph and Lora Moore Berkel. 

Delores grew up in Southern Illinois and married William Griffin on June 17, 1950 in Eldorado, Ill. For most of her life, Delores was a nurse, an LPN. In 1961 she and William moved to the Kankakee Area where they raised their three children: Deborah, Darrell and Diann. 

William and Delores were always active in church, at Friendswood Christian Church where William was a Deacon and Delores was President of the Ladies Group. She was preceded in death by her husband William (on June 23, 2012) and her grandson Jeremiah (on April 9, 2000). In her later years Delores attended the Herscher Christian Church and Life Compass Church in Kankakee. 

She is survived by her brother Jim Berkel, her brother-in-law Joe Griffin, her daughter Deborah Riordan (James), her son Darrell Griffin (Debbie) and her daughter Diann Carman (Lane) as well as her grandchildren Chris Riordan, Elicia McClug (Gregg), Joshua Carman, Caleb Carman (Hannah), Jennifer Schroeder (Kevin) and Matt Morel as well as a dozen great grandchildren. 

The family is planning a private graveside service and a Celebration of Life Service at a later time. A memorial fund is being established for her family in her name.