Mount Vernon News
  • R. Joan Griley

  • May 13, 2011

COLUMBUS — R. Joan Griley, 71, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born July 14, 1939, in Mount Vernon, to the late Charles and Reba (Belcher) Keller. In 1957, she graduated from Mount Vernon High School and on March 22, 1960, she married Richard J. Griley. Joan worked as a secretary for Corc Job Training in Coshocton for many years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, enjoyed watching TV, cooking, reading, texting, knitting, crocheting and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her five daughters, Debbie (Gene) Mentzer of Crooksville, Beth (Tom) Livingston of Fairlawn, Leslie Griley of Coshocton, Heidi (Michael) Bartell of Twinsburg and Tiffany (Aaron) Myers of Camden, S.C.; six grandchildren, Matthew Bordenkircher, William Bordenkircher, Jorgen Alverson, Gregory Mentzer, Samantha Myers and Daniel Myers; one great-grandchild, Madison Bordenkircher; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends, Jeff and Debbie Corder; and her four special grand kitties, Lady Gray Shadows, Sweet Kate, Lucky and Little Man.

Along with her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away on Aug. 8, 1997; an infant brother, Norville Keith Keller; brother, C. Michael Keller; and sister, G. Elaine DePolo.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, with Pastor Jonathan Carlisle officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Per Joan’s wishes, a cremation will take place and burial will follow at a later date. An online memorial can be viewed at

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