Retta Faye was born in Brazil, Ind., to William L. Griffith and Dorthy K. Lalen Griffith.
Retta met the love of her life, Clifford Harding, at Kroger, where they worked together in the meat shop.
Retta and Clifford married on June 29, 1958, and were able to celebrate 59 years of marriage.
Ironically enough, after meeting at a grocery store, the couple went on to own and operate White Acres Food Center in Farmersburg, Ind., for 40 years. Retta and Clifford had a strong work ethic that they passed on to their three daughters.
Retta enjoyed working in her flower gardens, and going to festivals, yard sales and flea markets. The Christmas holiday was her favorite time of year, especially if it snowed.
Retta also liked to be at home enjoying the peacefulness of their pond, where she spent hours fishing.
Retta was known for her cooking skills; her chicken and noodles and homemade cheesecake with caramel sauce were second to none.
Those close to her knew they could always count on her if they needed a helping hand.
Retta was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James O. Griffith; and sister, Dolly M. Price; and special friends, Hallie and Floyd Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford; daughters, Deanna Harding, Terri (Jim) Richardson and Jerri (Mick) Fuson; and numerous grandchildren plus great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at Southwood Nursing Home, and the doctors and nurses at both Union and Regional hospitals.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, St. Jude's or the Shriners Children's Hospital.
Retta's final wishes were to be cremated and to have a private family ceremony at their home around the pond she loved so much.
Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Published on September 29, 2017