The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

May 14, 2014

Berdena Lavenia Griffith

Published 5-15-14

ENID, Okla. — Graveside service for Berdena Lavenia Griffith, 88, of Enid, Okla., will be 11 a.m.  Friday, May 16, 2014, in Hobart Cemetery, Hobart, Okla., with Winston Barton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Gotebo, Okla., to Lee Ivan Barton and Rena Carr and passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, in Northwest Specialty Hospital.

Lavenia grew up in Gotebo and attended school.

She married Hugh John Griffith on March 7, 1967, in Marquette, Mich. He passed away March 9, 2005.

She traveled with her husband in the Air Force, serving in several locations.

They moved back to Enid in 1971. Lavenia worked in the dining hall at Vance Air Force Base for 26 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Garriott Road Church of Christ.

She loved to dance and was a member of Shirts and Skirts Square Dance Club. Lavenia and Hugh loved to travel in their travel trailer and spending their winters in south Texas.

Lavenia is survived by her children, Marquetta Bratt of Indianapolis, Ind., Sue and Lonnie Mathis of Enid, Cathy and Darrell  Burcham of Sapulpa, Okla., and Tommie and Linda Byford of Frisco, Texas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florella Rickey of Watonga, Okla., and Joyce Carroll of Hot Springs, Ark.; five brothers, Veral Barton of Gulf Port, Miss., Edsel Barton of Sayre, Okla., Rogers Barton of Norman, Okla., Winston Barton of Oklahoma City, and Nuban Barton of Prague, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be made online at www.ladusaue vans.com.

(Submitted by family)

 

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