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Betty J. Griffen

August 15, 1951 — February 17, 2024


Betty Jane Griffen (Belcher), 72, of Plymouth, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.  

A visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave.

 Inurnment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. As we gather to say goodbye, we will remember Betty's life not in sorrow but in gratitude for the shared times of joy and happiness. Let us remember and honor Betty Griffen as we continue on our paths, we will carry her memory as a testament to a life lived. 

Memorials may be directed to the family of Betty Griffen. 

Betty was born on August 15, 1951, at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego to parents Lawrence and Joyce (Perkins) Epperson. Betty spent much of her early life traveling with her military family. Betty and her family relocated to Washington State in her late teens where she eventually married and had three daughters. On December 17, 1983, Betty was united in marriage to Robert Griffen. The couple lived in Grasston, MN, until moving to Plymouth.   

Betty is survived by her three daughters Shannon Belcher of Mason City, IA, Heather (Steve) Swanson of Duluth, MN, Char Belcher of Pine City, MN, grandchildren Nyesa (Brian) Anderson of Pine City, MN, Michael (Lea) Shegstad of Duluth, MN, Allisa (Kurt) Newman of Pine City, MN, Auriana Johnson (Sean) Workenhoer of Hamilton, NJ, Justin (Shiann) Shegstad of Mora, MN, Christopher Auers Jr. of Pine City, MN, Hannah Mallet of Pine City, MN, Marshall Hackbart of Mason City, IA, and August Hackbart of Mason City, IA, her sisters-in-law Joyce Griffen, Rosalie, brother-in-law, Dennis Griffen as well as 9 great-grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews. 

She joins in heaven her late husband, Robert Griffen, her parents, Joyce and Lawrence Epperson of Snohomish WA, her brothers Charles Epperson of Snohomish, WA, Justin Belcher Marysville, WA, her grand-daughter Haeley Mae Auers of Pine City MN, brother-in-law Darryl Griffen of Plymouth, IA, and sister-in-law Charlotte Reynolds of Mason City, IA, nephew, Darryl Lynn Griffen.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory

111 N Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

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