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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


    Alita Griggs Brown, 86, of West Plains, Missouri passed away on September 29, 2023 at Cedar Hurst Nursing of West Plains, Missouri. She was born September 6, 1937, in Clare, Michigan to Richard and Florence Greenfield. She married Donald V. Griggs and from that union had two children,; Kelly Warden and Scott Griggs. Alita loved sports, square dancing, traveling and volunteering, at the Ozarks Healthcare. She was of the Methodist faith and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. 

    Alita is survived by her children; Brian Scott Griggs of Alton, Missouri and Kelly Ann Warden of Thayer, Missouri, siblings; Jerry Greenfield, Don Greenfield, and Carol Trow, grandchildren : Guz Brazeal, Jesse Ortiz, Molly Warden, Caitlyn Griggs, Alyssa Stark and Joshua Ruddock. 

    Alita is proceeded in death by her parents, Richard and Florence Greenfield and her husband, Donald Griggs. 

    In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Oregon County Food Pantry, Chestnut Street, Thayer, Missouri or call 417-778-7450

    Interment will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Thayer Cemetery of Thayer, Missouri and officiated by Pastor Andy of the United Methodist Church. Services are in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri. 



  1. Julie Brown
    October 2, 2023 @ 3:18 pm

    I am saddened to hear of Alita’s passing. Alita was a friend to my mom, Shirley Brown, and enjoyed their visits. Alita enjoyed getting to know others and was a friend to everyone she met. I think that’s why she enjoyed volunteering at Ozarks Healthcare. I will remember Alita’s big smile, just like in her picture. Prayers for peace and healing for the family.

    Julie Brown


  2. Shelia Young
    October 2, 2023 @ 8:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of Alita’s passing. Always enjoyed talking with her. Prayers for comfort for her family.


  3. Donald Greenfield
    October 6, 2023 @ 1:44 pm

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Don’s Sister Alita. We visited a few years back, visiting Kelly in Thayer and going with Alita to Springfield and Branson. Don has happy memories of family visits in California with Alita, Vic, Scott and Kelly and growing up in Forest Grove, Oregon. We appreciate how much Alita enjoyed her relationship with The United Methodist Churches in Thayer and West Plains.

    Don and Debbie Greenfield


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