Carol M. Griffith, 58, Nebraska

Carol M. Griffith, 58, of Bartlett, Neb., and formerly of Vandalia, died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Neb.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Bartlett, with Pastor Bonnie Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Elgin, Neb. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at First Christian Church in Greenville. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of local arrangements.

Ms. Griffith was born on Aug. 28, 1949, in O’Neill, Neb., the daughter of Cecil and JoEllyn Hertel Clouse.

She grew up in the Bartlett area, attending Red Top Country School and graduating from Wheeler County High School in 1967. Upon graduation, she attended North Platte Beauty Academy and graduated with a degree in cosmetology in March 1968. She returned to open her own shop in Spalding, Neb., and later moved to Lincoln, Neb.,m where she worked in a beauty salon. She married Terry Soots on Jan. 19, 1974, in Lincoln, Neb., and they moved to Illinois, where they operated a dairy farm. Carol also worked in a beauty shop and later became owner of her own beauty shop, Clip N Curl, in Greenville, which she operated for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Vandalia and served as the organization’s treasurer for several years. She also enjoyed golf and spending time with her friends, family and grandson Brayden.

She is survived by her parents; daughter, Abby and her husband Mark Enslow of Petersburg, Neb.; brothers, Ken Clouse and his wife Beth of Springfield, Neb., and David Clouse of Ericson, Neb.; grandson, Brayden Lee Enslow of Petersburg, Neb.; uncle, Bus Clouse of Neligh, Neb.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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