HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Beth Ann McCracken Griffin, 68 of Hermitage, passed away suddenly on Easter morning, Sunday, April 9, 2023, in the Emergency Room of Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Beth Ann was born on December 9, 1954, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Winifred (Thomas) McCracken.

She was a 1972 graduate of Hickory High School in Hermitage.

For more than 30 years, she has been employed by the City of Hermitage and worked at the City Building, currently as a receptionist.

Beth Ann was a member of Central Christian Church in Hermitage.

Throughout her entire life, she had a passion for community service and philanthropy. Beth Ann was involved in numerous organizations, notably: Order the Eastern Star #156, West Middlesex; Amaranth Grand Chapter of Ohio and Pennsylvania; Greater PA Super Kids Soap Box Derby; Mercer Country Women’s Association and the Hermitage Arts Festival. Additionally, Beth Ann was an active member of the Mercer County Bowling Association and taught children how to bowl at Sunset Lanes in Farrell.

Although she spent much of her free time volunteering in the Shenango Valley, Beth Ann loved being with family and friends and cherished the time she was able to spend with them all.

Her husband of 13 years, James Griffin, whom she married October 10, 2009, survives at their home in Hermitage.

Beth Ann is also survived by a son, Thomas J. Misinay and his significant other, Carrie Geissman, of Wadsworth, Ohio; a sister, Cherie Messina (Ken) of Hermitage and their children, Dr. Ken Messina (Anna) and their son, Mason; Jennifer Skrzypek (Andy) and their daughter, Ruby Grace; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Worsencroft (David) of Parma Heights, Ohio and their children, T.J. Worsencroft (Susan) and their children, Isaac, Xavier, Julia and Saige; Paul Worsencroft (Kelly) and their children, Ty and Breigh; John Worsencroft (Daisey) and their daughter, Mila and Mark Worsencroft (Rachel) and their sons, David and Dylan and Carol Mengel (Ed), of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505; or to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation; online at www.ChildrenDiabetesFoundation.org.

Calling hours will be 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15 in Central Christian Church, 218 Meadowbrook Road, Hermitage, with Rev. Lew Voisey, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.