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Bernetta Jean Griffitt, age 80, of Lamar, MO passed Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Freeman Hospital-West.

Bernetta was born February 10, 1934, at Marion, KS to Herbert Schick and Claira (Martin) Schick.  On November 4, 1950, she married John Jr. Griffitt in Jackson County, MO and together they raised three children.  She had worked in the Camera Department at Gill’s Studio in Lenexa, KS, and for Oxford Healthcare for 15 years then as a private caregiver for 15 years.  After living away, she moved back to Lamar, MO in 1989.

She leaves behind one son, Rick & Kathy Griffitt, Lamar, MO; two daughters, Carol & Phil Nash, Kansas City, KS and Linda & Jim Nemeth, Tonganoxie, KS; her best friend of 18 years, Gene Compton; two brothers, Harlen & Joan Schick, Carterville, MO and Gary & Susie Schick, Joplin, MO; two sisters, Violet Houdyshell, Joplin, and Bea Allen, Lamar, MO; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Bernetta was preceded in death by her husband, John Jr. Griffitt; three brothers, Vern Schick, Jim Schick, and Bob Schick; two sisters, Elaine Tavares, and an infant sister Nancy Schick.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Kiley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to M.A.D.D. in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#4 San Diego, CARegina Tavares 2014-04-26 21:26
Everytime I see a hummingbird I will forever be reminded of you, Aunt Bernetta. We shared so many of good times and you certainly helped me through one of the most difficult times in my own life - the passing of my mother, your sister Elaine. You hold a special place in my heart. To my cousins, just know my heart goes out to you because I understand and I truly love each of you!
#3 Joplin, MO.Pete & Patty Starchman 2014-04-16 11:33
We are so sorry about Aunt Bernetta. I loved her like another mother and she was always so bubbly and so much fun. We all know God's time isn't our time and its so hard to comprehend sometimes that his appointed time is out of our hands. I love you all and never want us to lose touch. God bless you.
#2 Tonganoxie KS.Bill & Suzie Theno 2014-04-15 11:43
For the family of Bernetta, we would like to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of such a dear person. Our prayers are with you, and for her happy repose.
#1 June Gray 2014-04-14 10:37
So sorry for the loss of a great Lady.

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