Betty Lou Griffith

February 19, 1937 - January 16, 2022 Age 84

Betty Lou Griffith, age 84, originally from Kennett Square, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Twin Pines health Care Center in West Grove, PA. She was the wife of the late James E. Griffith, Sr. who died in 1998, and with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in February 1937 in Chatham, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and the late Elsie Walker Pennington and a graduate of Kennett Consolidated High School.

She was a homemaker and seamstress known to many residents of the Kennett area. She was previously a member of the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church and actively participated in, or chaired many events, including the annual Strawberry Festival and White Elephant Sale. She was Cookie Chairman for the local Girl Scout troop for many years during her daughter’s participation in scouts. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved watching all the Philadelphia professional sport teams.

Betty was predeceased by two sons, James E. Griffith, Jr. and Michael J. Griffith, one brother Joseph and one sister Marge. She is survived by one sister Carol, her four daughters, Marlene Wilkinson (John) of Landenberg, PA, Sharon Roman of Nottingham, PA, Susan Crossan of Avondale, PA, and Sandra Petro, of Manheim, PA; twelve grandchildren, John, Jr., Silas, Angelique, John Thomas, Nicholas A., Ashley, Tacara, Nicholas J., Michael, Jr., Andrew, Cassandra and Dylan and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

A private visitation will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10-11 AM at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA where a private services will begin at 11 AM. The interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.


  1. Betty was a wonderful friend to me for many years. I will miss her so much!
    My deepest sympathy to all her family!

    Betty Basciani | January 20, 2022 at 2:36 PM
  2. To Betty Lou’s family:
    From the Class of 1955 KHS Women’s Luncheon Group–A group of us would meet every month or so and go out for lunch. It was always a fun time full of laughs and memories of our youth. Betty Lou will surely be missed.
    Linda Johnson (and the rest of the “young ladies!”)

    Linda R. Johnson | January 19, 2022 at 9:22 AM
  3. Sharon I am so sorry to see this. My thoughts and prayers for comfort for you and your family. She was a beautiful person and will always remember her kindness

    Beth Tice | January 18, 2022 at 4:36 PM
  4. Carol, I was sorry to hear your sister has passed away. I will be praying for you all. Martha Jane Lamborn Mister

    Martha J Mister | January 18, 2022 at 1:07 PM
  5. betty lou r i p

    richard saverioni | January 18, 2022 at 1:54 AM
  6. Betty Lou Griffith Family, Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She was a lovely lady. Carol Lewis (OMC)

    Carol Lewis | January 17, 2022 at 10:02 PM
  7. Dear Marlene, Sharon,Susan & Sandi, I was so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I just loved your Mom. We had many talks while I did her hair.She just adored her children & grand children. I know she will be missed by all. Please except my deepest sympathy, you will be in my thoughts & prayers.
    Terry Forte

    Terry Forte | January 17, 2022 at 8:50 PM

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