Leanne L. Griffith, 67 of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022. She was born October 10, 1954 in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Early Lee Files and Martha Prudence Guerrant Files. Leanne had a beautiful and generous spirit. She deeply loved everyone around her, giving her time and energy to others as a humble volunteer, leader, and educator. Dan fell in love with her at first sight while she was volunteering as a guitarist at a senior center. She encouraged a love of learning, art, and science in her children and grandchildren. Leanne taught science at Indiana Middle School and every subject to homebound students through the Marion Center school district. She always gravitated towards helping the people most in need. Leanne put the needs of others first and was a caring and loving individual. On top of the non-stop role of working on the family farm for 20 years in Indiana County, she worked for the Presbyterian Church of Marion. Throughout her career Leanne was a 4-H leader of the tractor, sewing, and robotics clubs, as well as a scout leader. She continued educating and advocating for the environmental sciences with the Westmoreland Conservation District and as a grant writer for Smart Growth and Penn State University. Through all her generous work and a lifetime of service, her favorite occupation was that of wife, mother and grandma. Leanne was most proud of her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Johnstonbaugh. Surviving are her loving husband, Daniel Griffith; daughter, Jessica (Kyle) Payne; sons, Chris (Clara) Griffith and Sam (Valerie) Griffith; she was a beloved Gigi to her grandsons, Ezra, Micah and George Griffith; brother, Roger Files; and a large and loving extended family including her niece, Robbie O'Quinn.
Family and friends will be received Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4 to 7pm and Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10am to 11am at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg. Services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, August 27th at 11am with Reverend Colleen Griffith officiating.
Leanne was also a tough and courageous woman who gained three more years of life by undergoing a liver transplant from her daughter. She was a strong advocate for living organ donation and her family would like to continue her good work. In lieu of flowers, contributions to support donor families like the Griffiths can be made to: Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Development Department, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213.Info at: https://www.upmc.com/services/transplant/about/starzl-institute/giving