Olga Iona Griggs, age 92, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at her home in Sikeston, MO. She was born on October 14th, 1931 in Kennett MO to James O Casey and Pearl Fitzpatrick Casey. On October 18th, 1947 she married Robert Taylor Griggs who preceded her in death on April 3rd, 2014.
Olga was a gracious Christian mother who loved God, and it showed through her character. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she held the title of The Queen to us. Her response to us saying I love you was always I love you more! She was an amazing storyteller, published four Christian Romance books, and wrote many more. Her story, including her relation to Mark Twain through her father’s lineage, recently appeared in three regional newspapers. She loved spending time with her family, and her home was always a place of peace and encouragement. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by one son, Darryl (Teresa) Griggs of Sikeston, MO; two daughters, Linda (Vince) Schreckenberg of O'Fallon, MO, and Janet (William) Mills of Sikeston, MO; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson on the way, and a special niece Debbie Plunk of Anniston, MO. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Mallory Gene Griggs.
Pallbearers will be: Clay Schreckenberg, Chris Huddleston, Brock Schreckenberg, Ryan Griggs, Josh Mills, and Lawson Mills.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Bailey Huddleston, Duncan Mills, Austin Schreckenberg and Graham Mills.
A private family celebration of life service will be held on December 3, 2023 at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Interment will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the purchase of Bible's. They can be made at my.fca.org/joshmills.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com for the Griggs family.