Carol J. Griffith

Carol J. Griffith, 84, Hays, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Sioux falls, S.D., to Kenneth D. and Joy (Daely) Moon. She was a 1954 graduate of Paseo High School and moved to Hays in 1991, from Washington.

She married Tom Griffith On June 7, 1957, in Prairie Village. She was an international recognized porcelain doll artist in the U.S. Europe and Asia. She was a homemaker grew up in the Kansas City area.  

She was a fan of the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team.

Survivors include her husband, of 63 years of the home; two sons, Bryan Griffith, Bothell, Wash., and Brett Griffith and wife, Wendy, Boise, Ihaho; a brother, Richard Moon, Topeka; and a granddaughter, Caitlin Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials are suggested to Celebration Community Church in care of the mortuary.  

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the family will schedule a memorial service  and inurnment at a later date.

Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd,  Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left at guest book at

Published on January 18, 2021