Jeanie Griswold, 71, was found dead on Nov. 18 at her home in Muskegon. She had no next of kin and there is no money available for a funeral or burial.
All sales at the Culver's restaurant in Grand Haven from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday will go toward Griswold’s final resting place.
According to restaurant owner Angela Taylor, Griswold worked at Culver's since it opened in 2007 at the corner of U.S. 31 and Jackson Street.
“Jeanie was a unique individual,” Taylor said. “She was part of our family and I think we were family to her, too. She had so much to give. She was so generous and involved in so many different organizations.”
Griswold had never been late for work and never called in sick in the four years she worked at the restaurant, Taylor said.
When Griswold didn’t show up for her scheduled shift one day last month, Taylor and her husband, Greg, tried to contact her. When their efforts failed, they drove to Griswold’s home in Muskegon and found her dead.
“It was a shock to everyone,” Taylor said.
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