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Carol L. (Swanson) Griggs

July 7, 1926 ~ June 18, 2019 (age 92)


Carol L. Griggs, 92, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Geneseo, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Sun City Senior Living.  Cremation has been accorded and a graveside committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24th at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo.  Rev. Jim Aniol will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Carol Griggs Memorial Fund.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo, is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Carol Louise Swanson was born July 7, 1926 in Galva, the daughter of Albert C. and Margaret V. Wilbur Swanson.

She was raised in Geneseo with brothers Albert "Swanie" Swanson, Jr., and Harold "Pete" Swanson.  Carol graduated from J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo, in 1944. Her marriage to William F. Griggs took place on July 14, 1946 in Geneseo.  He passed away on January 24, 1997.  The couple operated the Blue & White Soda Shop in Geneseo after WW II.  Carol and her husband retired to Apollo Beach, Florida in 1985.


While living in Geneseo, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Geneseo Country Club.  Carol volunteered as a "pink lady" for the Hammond-Henry Hospital.  Carol was also a member of The Women's Club of Apollo Beach and the Red Hat Society.  She loved spending time with family and friends.


Those surviving are a son, James Griggs (Wendy Chandler), Sun City Center, FL, a daughter Jane Griggs (P.J. Kincaid), Brandon, FL, two grandsons, Jeff Griggs (Courtney) Plant City, FL, Jason Griggs (Lori) New Port Richey,FL, a step granddaughter, Kymber Kincaid-Felske, (Brandon, FL) and great grandchildren, Kiley and Parker Griggs.  Her parents, her husband, two brothers proceeded her in death.


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Graveside Service
August 24, 2019

1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Oakwood Cemetery
1060 S. Oakwood Ave.
Geneseo, IL 61254

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