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Ronna Lee Griffin, 75, of Traverse City, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Ronna was born on April 17, 1942 to Leroy and Birdena (Demmon) Bearss in Muskegon.
After high school Ronna attended beautician school in Muskegon and moved to Traverse City in 1965.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and facilitated a women's Bible study at the church. Ronna was a very strong Christian and loved her Lord very much.
She enjoyed reading, playing the piano, swimming, doing colored pencil art and especially loved baking. She was known for wonderful gifts of baked goods, especially during the holidays.
She was a volunteer at Munson hospital.
She is survived by her son, Barry (Patricia Ballard) Griffin; daughter, Tracy Mallowitz; brother, Richard Bearss; granddaughter, Rachel Griffin; aunt, June (Bearss) Wurtz; sister-in-law, Jennifer Bearss; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Birdena (Demmon) Bearss; and her brother, the Reverend Mac Bearss.
A memorial service for Ronna will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 2 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Saint Stevens Lutheran Church in Benona Township.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Ronna with her family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Published on May 28, 2017
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