Janie Griffin Cutter


Janie Griffin Cutter


Cutter, JaniePlease join us in the celebration of life of Janie Griffin Cutter, who passed away February 17, 2016 of Myelomonocidic Leukemia. Janie was born to Melvin and Mae Griffin of Edmond, on January 18, 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Melva Ann Brown.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Gary Cutter; daughter Christi DeBoer and husband John; sons; Gregg Dixon and wife Virginia, and Cody Cutter; brother, Larry Griffin.

She was “Momo” to her four grandchildren, Shaun, Caleb, Rachel and Adam.

She was a retired administrative assistant to Federal Judge Tim Leonard, having held the position for 25 years. Services will be held at the First Christian Church, 201 E. 2nd Street, Edmond, OK 73034 on February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

9 thoughts on “Janie Griffin Cutter”

  1. Carmelita Shinn

    Gary, Gregg, Christi, and Cody, you have my deepest sympathies. Janie was such a dear friend to me during my years with Judge Leonard. I will miss her and her bright smile. She really lit up whenever she talked about her grandchildren. Wishing you peace and comfort, Carm

  2. Ryan Leonard

    Gary and family: I thoroughly enjoyed knowing Janie for all of these years. She was a big part of our life, and I’m blessed to have known her. You all are in our prayers. Ryan

  3. Charyse Crawford

    To the family of Janie Cutter, I offer my deepest condolences to you. May God grant you peace and understanding during this time. My prayers are with you. Janie and I both worked for Judge Leonard and became close during the years I was there. She was always kind and had a great smile. “I lift up my eyes to the hills-from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

  4. Kirstin Leonard Pack

    Our hearts are hurting with this very sad news. Janie’s friendship and support to my family over so many years brought us all a lot of joy and happiness. I will always remember her warm voice and her deep love for her family. Every time we visited my Dad’s office she would share new pictures and stories of her beautiful children and grandchildren. Her love for her family, and support of ours, will always be how I will remember her. We’re so thankful to have been blessed with her wonderful presence in our lives.

  5. Philip Lombardi

    I am so saddened by the news. Every time I walked into Janie’s office, I was greeted by her bright eyes and warmed by her 100 watt smile. I will miss her. The world needs more Janies.

  6. Gary & family, I’m very sad to hear about Janie’s passing. She was a truly kind and gracious lady and I feel very blessed to have known her. Janie loved the Lord Jesus Christ and is in Heaven. May the Lord comfort and bless you at this time. John 14:1-6

  7. Lois Benedict

    Gary and family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. It seems like only yesterday that you were “interviewing” for who could cook the best fried chicken and then also to clean up the mess. Grieving is a day by day challenge. May God bless you and your family and guide you in His light.
    Lois Benedict

  8. The first person I hired when I became a U.S. District Judge was Janie. She had been by Administrative Assistant when I was U.S. Attorney and I knew her professional abilities and personal attributes quite well. For the next 20 years until her retirement she always maintained that high professional competence in her job and always displayed that same warm and friendly personality. Attorneys, federal agencies, court personnel, and everyone else who came in contact with our office all appreciated her helpfulness, friendliness and ability to assist. Personally, she was a confident and friend. We shared our interest in our families and children and grandchildren and my wife Nancy and children Kirstin, Ryan and Tyler and brother Bill all cared for her greatly and enjoyed so much chatting with her when they called or visited the office. Janie meant so much to my family and all who worked with her in our Chambers through the years. While she is missed greatly she left us with many, many wonderful memories that we will always treasure.

  9. Linda Wilson Sageser

    This is directed to Larry Griffin:

    You may not remember me, Larry, but I was a good friend of Janie’s at Ida Freeman Elementary School. I came to Edmond in 3rd grade knowing no one. Janie and Donna Black became my good friends. I was thoroughly excited when Janie would have me spend a Friday night at her home. Your mom would fix sweet tea and great meals, which I thought were fantastic. Occasionally, we would spend the night at each other’s homes and enjoyed going “into town” to trick-or-treat at Donna’s house. Janie was a great friend, and I was sad to read about her death. It sounds like she had a great family.

    Linda Wilson Sageser

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