Debra Lynn Griffin

Debra Lynn Griffin

Dec. 22, 1958-March 7, 2022


Debra “Debbie” Griffin of Crawfordsville passed away Monday morning, March 7, 2022, at home. She was 63.

Debbie worked as a nurse in the skilled nursing unit of the hospital, did home health care and worked at a couple of long-term healthcare facilities. She was a member of Rock Point Church.

She liked the great outdoors and the wonderful creations God made. Most of all, she loved her family, her grandkids, friends, home and God’s amazing grace.

Born Dec. 22, 1958, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Marion Luther Kiger and Carole J. Ingram Whitaker. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1977 and earned a nursing degree from Ivy Tech.

She married Vernon Dale Griffin on Jan. 21, 1989. He passed away Dec. 13, 2014.

Surviving family includes: son and daughter-in-law, Cary Alan Brock and Crystal; son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. Baumgardner and Mariah; father and step-mother, Marion and Rosemary Kiger; step-father Floyd Franklin Whitaker; grandchildren, Kiera, Angela, Kaydence, Andrea, Michael, Bella, Chadd; brother John Alan Kiger; sister Belinda Kiger; and loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; mother Carole Whitaker; and an uncle who was raised as her brother, John Ingram.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Burkhart Funeral Home.  Services will begin at 2 p.m., after which she will be laid to rest next to Dale at the Linden Cemetery.

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