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Kajaw J. Griffith

d. July 20, 2022

Kajaw J. Griffith, age 49, died July 20, 2022 in Newton Kansas. He was the son of Daniel Griffith and Dianna Gatewood.

Kajaw was born May 25, 1973 in Superior, Nebraska.

Moving to Newton Kansas, Kajaw worked and provided for his daughter Ally Griffith. It was while he was living in Newton that he met Priscilla Jordan and the two were happily married February 14, 2022 in Newton, Kanas. The two would go on to enjoy the precious moments they had together.

Kajaw enjoyed many hobbies and loved helping people in need. He would go on to help establish the Louis Oxford House and the Beverly Oxford House. He took great pride in helping others recover from substance abuse, and through his great work, he was able to achieve and maintain a high-level member status at the Oxford House Alumni. While helping others brought him great joy, nothing meant more to him than his daughter. She was the very center of his universe and simply being with her brought him joy.

To his family he also held a special place in all of their hearts. Not only was he a sibling, son or father, he was also the man of the family. He was always there for them to offer advice, help or just a hug whenever it was needed. Kajaw stepped into the role when he lost his father and was able to help support his family in the same way his father did.

Kajaw is preceded in death by his father Daniel.

Kajaw is survived by his wife Priscilla, daughter Ally, sisters, Karie Griffith and Jenaka Kelly. He is survived by his niece and nephew, Gavin and Grace Kelly and many friends who were like family to Kajaw.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Petersen Funeral Chapel. A Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made out to the family and left in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home.

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