JOSEPHINE MCGRIFF NEWMAN, age 85, of Decherd, Tenn., departed this life peacefully at her residence.

She was born on October 31, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to the late Jefferson and Minerva (Hill) McGriff.

Ms. Newman was of the Catholic faith. She loved to sew and attend family events. flower 13

In addition to her parents, Ms. Newman was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Newman and brother, Jay McGriff.

She is survived by her sons; Steve Newman of Decherd, Tenn., Gary Ringler of Hartville, Ohio, granddaughter, Michelle Henry and her husband, Rich of Massilon, Ohio, grandson, Gary Lee Ringler and his wife, Rachael of Lake St. Mary, FL, special cousin, Martha McGriff Davis of Winchester, Tenn., and her beloved Pekingese, Angel.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements.