Rebecca Griffith-Jostes

1979 - 2021



Rebecca (Becky) Lynn Griffith-Jostes, 42, of Champaign passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at home. Becky, the daughter of Richard Sr. and Nancy (Licht) Griffith was born January 12, 1979 in Champaign. She married Adam Jostes on August 5, 2017. Their daughter Evelyn (Evie) was born on December 12, 2012.   

Becky is survived by Adam and Evie, her parents, and a very special goddaughter, Olivia Monke. Also surviving is her brother, Richie Griffith, her maternal grandmother, Eileen Licht Pierce, several aunts and uncles, cousins, her father-in-law, Brent Jostes, and a host of incredibly special friends (a few whom she called family).

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Cindy Jostes, maternal grandfather, paternal grandparents (most notably her beloved Grams), and her precious pup Bayley.

Becky graduated from the University of Illinois School with a master’s degree in Social Work. She worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also worked for several years with the Honorable Jeff Ford in the Champaign County Drug Court. She had a long dedication to helping vulnerable individuals in our community, helping people was her passion. She loved and accepted others as they were, this love continues through those that loved her.  

There will be a private graveside service at a later date for immediate family and close friends. She will be laid to rest at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo. Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is in charge of arrangements.

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Frasca International, Inc.

March 24, 2021 9:39 AM

Dear Griffith-Jostes Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts.
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Sarah Winnicki

March 25, 2021 10:32 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Becky was an amazing listener and a truly caring person to work with and I will miss her dearly!
Sarah Winnicki

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Jeanette Morenz-Gossett

March 24, 2021 9:08 AM

In remembering Becky, I pray that you all will find comfort and peace in the many years ahead. My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you. You are my forever family.
Jeanette Morenz-Gossett

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