Born Jan. 19, 1944 in South Bend, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Ruby (Phillips) Mears.
Deanna was retired from the medical records department for IMA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Pleasant Kentucky Ridge Church in Bloomfield, and she was the Past Matron of the Solsberry Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving relatives include two daughters Camala (Rick) Mossbrucker of Bloomington and Kelli (Mark) Bailey of Bloomfield; two grandchildren Lindsey (Eric) Frisbie and Leanna Bailey; two step-grandchildren Hunter and Colton Mossbrucker; one great grandson Eli Frisbie; one sister Judith Drake of Brownsburg.
Deanna was preceded in death by her husband Herman Griffith, one brother John Mears and her parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
A graveside service will be at a later date at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, Ind.
The family wishes any donations be made to the Pleasant Kentucky Ridge Church in care of Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .