She often took pictures—particularly of her grandchildren.

“She was very outgoing, and she had the tenacity of a bulldog.” That is the description of Ethel Griffin, 55, as given by her son, Bob Griffin, a minister from Independence, MO. “She knew right from wrong, and she was raised in an era where people knew the difference between right and wrong,” he said. Ethel Griffin was a claims representative for the Social Security Administration. “She was about 25 feet inside the glassed area where the bomb blast occurred,” Bob Griffin said. An Edmond resident since 1976, Ethel Griffin and her husband, Bruce, a design engineer in Guthrie, were married 26 years. Their other son, Richard Griffin, lives in Shawnee, KS.

Field of Empty Chairs

Ethel L. Griffin
Ethel L. Griffin
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
1st Floor
Social Security Administration

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