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Jeri Lynn (Griffith) Elam

August 18, 1949 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 72)

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Jeri Lynn (Griffith) Elam

Lovingly Devoted to her Family & Friends -

Jeri Lynn (Griffith) Elam, age 72, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 30, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.  Jeri was born on August 18, 1949, in Hillsboro, OH to the late Elon Estol Griffith and Doris June (Rammel) Soale.  

Jeri’s survivors include her husband of 53 years, Ronald “Ron” Gene Elam; her daughter, Krista Lynn (Elam) Magee and her husband, Jeremy, of Mechanicsburg; her two granddaughters: Madison “Maddie” Chieppa; Samantha “Sami” Chieppa; her two sisters: Nancy Griffith of Glendale, AZ; Pamela Sloan of Phoenix, AZ; her sister in-law, Patricia “Pat” Johnson and her husband, Carter, of Glendale, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

Jeri graduated from Lynchburg High School, where she was a cheerleader, as part of the class of 1967.  Jeri had an extensive banking career, ultimately retiring from Bank of America in 2006 as VP of their Credit Card Processing division.  Jeri had a passion for golf and often played at Dauphin Highlands in Harrisburg, Armitage Golf Course in Mechanicsburg, and in a travel league at many area courses. She had a soft spot for horses, loved to go shopping, and made the best homemade noodles. Jeri was passionately devoted to her family, and considered their matriarch.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jeri’s family will be celebrating her life privately.  Cremation was private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to Cynthia Hill and everyone at Hospice of Central Pennsylvania who so lovingly cared for Jeri during her illness.

Contributions in celebration of Jeri’s life can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, 

Jeri’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Jeri’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting

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Private Celebration of Life


Hospice of Central PA (HCP)
1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110

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