Carol Griffith



Carol Jean Griffith, 86, of Owensville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Frene Valley - Stonebridge of Owensville.

She was born on June 22, 1934, to Milford H. and Thusnelda (Rulle) Grannemann in Washington.

She was united in marriage to William C. Griffith Jan. 29, 1971, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Owensville.

Carol Jean was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ where she was baptized and confirmed and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Social Sorority where she was past president. She attended Gasconade Co. R-2 Elementary and High School, University of Missouri Columbia 1952-1956 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She taught school at Hickman Mills in Columbia and Gasconade Co. R-2 in Owensville; directed and sang in the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ choir where she was also the organist for many years; was the owner of Grannemann’s IGA Supermarket for many years; and also secretary and organist for the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home for 14 years. She and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling and playing golf together for many years. She will be loved and missed by so many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milford and Thusnelda Grannemann; and husband William Griffith.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Taylor Griffith of Owensville; daughters, Lesli Scharbrough of N. D. and Wendy Welker and husband Jeremy of St. Louis; grandchildren, Lindsey Heidbrink and husband Corey of Rosebud, Lori Thompson of Owensville, Jacob Scharbrough and wife Jessica of Washington state and Dylan and Jodie Welker of St. Louis; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be (today), Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel, Owensville with funeral services will following at 11 a.m., with Rev. Stephanie DeLong officiating. Burial will be in Oak Haven Memorial Gardens in Hermann.

Memorial requested to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Owensville.

Please observe covid restrictions. Masks are requested but not mandatory.


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