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Margaret Pauline Griffin

Margaret Pauline Griffin, 94, of Auburn, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

She lived most of her life in Johnson and Shelby counties in Indiana. For the last 15 months, she was in the loving care of her granddaughter, Tammy Lauer, and friends Theresa and Vincent “Butch” Kenworthy.

She was born March 28, 1919, in Samaria to Richard V. and Milvina (Wilkerson) Pitcher. She was a farm wife, homemaker and factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Margaret was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil E. DeBaun and Charles Griffin; and her parents.

She was the last surviving of 15 children, having lost 14 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a daughter and son, Sylvia Sue Bush of Greenwood and Michael W. (Margareta) DeBaun of The Villages, Fla.; two grandchildren, Tammy (Ray) Lauer of Auburn and Ty Lee (Lisa) Bush of Greenwood; seven great-grandchildren, Amber Lauer, Amanda Lauer, Raina Bush, Justin Bush, Andon Behn, John Russell and Sam Russell; two great-great-grandchildren, Damion Horn and Keanu “Little Pete” Garcia; and four nieces and a nephew, Alma Jean Winger, Phyllis Shelton, Sandy Hardin, Vickie Holmes and Richard (Fern) Ratliff.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

To send or view online condolences, please visit www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.

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