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“Thank you for being a part of my life, Janet. You will always be in my memories! Love always and forever! ”
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Janet Elizabeth Griggs, 83, of Columbia, Missouri died March 20, 2015 at her home.
She was born August 12, 1931, to Albert and Theresa Elhard in Gackie, North Dakota. She was married to James Griggs on April 24, 1960, in Knoxville, Iowa. She had been employed by Meekers Laundry Mat, Lone Elm Nursing Home, and Skell Diner. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking in her free time.
She is survived by her three sons, Glen Foerster of Searsboro, Neil Griggs and Jimmy Griggs, both of Grinnell; three daughters, Carmen Swatosh of Joplin, Debbie Foerster of Columbia, and Ann Griggs, of Joplin; six grandchildren, David Foerster of Grinnell, Brandi Siefkus of Denver, Colorado, Many Ransom of Joplin, Tyler Foerster of Columbia, Kelly Smith of Denver, and Dennis Griggs of Grinnell; and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Theresa Elhard; two brothers, Eugene and Dennis Elhard; one sister, Doris Talbott; her husband James Griggs; and two sons, Garry and Terry Foerster.

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