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Geneva A. Griffin Active in politics


Geneva A. Griffin, who was active in church, political and community work, died Monday of heart failure at her West Baltimore home.

The 74-year-old Baltimore native had been a political ally of Victorine Q. Adams and worked in the 1970s as an aide to Mrs. Adams, then a city councilwoman.

She had been a member of the Colored Women's Democratic Club and Woman Power.

At Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, she had been a member of the usher board, Willing Workers, Courtesy Committee, Good News Choir and the Church and Society Feeding the Hungry Program.

She also had been active with the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, House of Ruth, Western District Police Community Relations Council, Emmanuel Christian Community Church and the Eastside Community Committee.

FTC The Department of Social Services honored Mrs. Griffin, who reared four foster sons, for her work as a foster parent.

The former Geneva Ashby was a graduate of Douglass High School.

She was fond of traveling in the Caribbean, Spain and Mexico.

Services were to be conducted at noon today at the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Dolphin and Etting streets, Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Carroll Griffin Sr.; a son, John H. Stern of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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