Shirley G. Griffin

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shirley G. Griffin of Cherokee, 90,, passed away Friday morning, May 13, 2016 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 20th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, with Pastor Gregg Johnson officiating. Visitation at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee will be on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Online condolences can be left at

Shirley was born September 19, 1925 at Plankington, South Dakota to Ted and Ethel (Hawkins) Kramer. She attended country school near Kingsley and graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1942. Shirley worked in the food and restaurant business for many years, working at Speelmon's and Green Gables in Cherokee, and she later for Hawley Allison's Clothing Store, retiring in June of 1980.

Shirley was affiliated with the Christian Church. She enjoyed NASCAR racing, football, sewing, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Russell and Marvin Kramer; and her sisters, Mabel Reedy and Beverly Reisner.

She is survived by her six children - Bill (Gloria) Brady of Cherokee, Larry (Louise) Chinn of Humboldt,; Sue Wright of Cherokee nd her special friend David Smith, Ellen (Ron) Wolterman of Cherokee, Mike Chinn of Cherokee, Kathy Chinn of Alta; 12 grandchildren; 29 great- grandchildren; and one great- great-grandson.