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Joyce E (Latsha) Griffiths

September 28, 1953 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 66)

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Elysburg – Joyce E. (Latsha) Griffiths, 66, of 10 Columbia Drive, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Danville on September 28, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Conner) Latsha. She graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 1971. She worked for 16 years as a sales clerk for Rohrbach Gift Shop.

On March 25, 1972 in Shamokin she married Russell Griffiths who preceded her in death in 2017. Joyce was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Shamokin.

Joyce was on the first board of the Shamokin Area Christian Women’s Club in 1983. She was faithful to her church Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Shamokin, having sung in the Junior and Senior choirs, Melody trio and quartet and singers. She was a typist for the church since 1970. She was President of the Ministry Council for the last several years. Helped in fundraisers, drove van for Fullington Bus Co for three years at Southern Columbia School District. She worked for Knoebels Funnel Cake Stand and Catering. She sold Home Interiors, Usborne books and Princess House crystal. She loved to watch NFL Steelers and Eagles, QVC, and NASCAR.

Joyce is survived by a son, Timothy Griffiths of Elysburg; a sister, Gail Kline and her husband, Richard of Selinsgrove; three brothers, Daniel Latsha and his wife, Susan of Palm Harbor, FL, Ronald Latsha of Sunbury, and Kenneth Latsha and his wife, Holly of Catawissa; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her in-laws, Donald and Lorraine Griffiths.



Joyce E. (Latsha) Griffiths, 66, of 10 Columbia Drive, Elysburg – Funeral Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit

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