FRANKLIN — Wilma Athalie (Bartlett) Griffith, 92, a resident of Franklin, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a period of failing health.
Wilma was born in Marshfield, Vermont, Oct. 31, 1925, daughter of Leland and Violet Mae (Rushlow) Bartlett.
She lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, Barre and Plainfield, Vermont, before moving to Franklin 13 years ago. Wilma graduated from Plainfield High School. A homemaker, she also taught piano and organ at her home in Worcester and enjoyed playing the accordion.
A Mormon, Wilma was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was honored to serve a mission with her husband at the Washington, D.C., Temple.
She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Griffith who died in 1997; a son, Douglas Griffith; a daughter, Cindy Labelle; and grandson, Dustin Labelle.
She leaves, her sons, Steven J. Griffith of High Point, North Carolina, and Robert K. Griffith of Franklin; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Thurber of Franklin; and generational nieces and nephews.
A time of remembrance will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 90 Clinton St., in Concord, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. pring burial will be held in the Center Cemetery Plainfield, Vermont.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Wilma's name to the Activities Fund, Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
Assisting the family with the arrangements is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com