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Florence Griffith Harkins

February 12, 1927 — May 29, 2024

Kennett Square, PA

Florence Griffith Harkins

Florence Griffith Harkins, age 97, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 29, 2024, at Linden Hall-Friends Home in Kennett Square, PA. She was the spouse of Francis S. Crossan, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage and then the spouse of Jack Vernon Harkins, with whom she shared 6 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Sanford Griffith and Maude (Bassett) Griffith. 

Florence worked for the DuPont Company for 38 years, starting in the steno pool fresh out of Avon Grove High School, and retiring as a department manager in human resources at the age of 56. 

She enjoyed golf, bridge, painting, shopping, a good joke, a glass of wine, but mostly her friends, (that she made wherever she lived), and her family, especially her granddaughters. 

She will be remembered for her intelligence, her strength, and her sense of humor. 

 Florence is survived by her son, Lawrence Crossan and his wife, Patricia; her daughter, June Sitko and her husband, David Reitz; three granddaughters, Jennifer Houck, Penelope Sinanian, and Katherine Sitko-Reitz; six great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and two stepchildren, Beverly Picard and Steve Harkins. In addition to her husbands, Florence was predeceased by her brother, Sanford E. Griffith; her sister, Lois G. Crossan; her stepson, Guy Harkins; and her great-grandson, Ryan A. Houck.   
 Contributions in her memory may be made to Friends Home:
fhkennett.org/donate or checks can be mailed to, Friends Home, 147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. 

Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. To view Florence's online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com   
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