Doris Evelyn (Proctor) Griffin

October 21, 1921 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 99)

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Doris Griffin a 99 year old Trenton, MO resident, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 surrounded by family.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2020 at Martin Cemetery north of Trenton.  Open visitation will be from noon until 6:00 Sunday at Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton.  Memorial donations are suggested to either the Children’s Advocacy Center or the Grundy County Historical Museum and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.

Doris was born October 21, 1921 to Buel and Goldie (Hostetler) Proctor at rural Spickard.  She attended grade school at Tracy School and graduated from Spickard High School in 1940.  On December 31, 1942 she married Justin Griffin.  To this union five children were born; Judy, Jack, Dee, Duane and Janet.  Doris and Justin farmed in Illinois for 20 years before returning to the rural Spickard area.  In 1971 they sold their farm and moved to Trenton.  Doris worked in the dietary department at Wright Memorial Hospital for several years.  Starting out as part time and soon transitioning to full time when they found out how good of a cook she was.  She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was active in Retirees Group and everyone looked forward to the homemade pies she would bring to their monthly luncheons.  She was also a long time member of Eastern Star.

She is survived by a son Jack Griffin of Trenton, daughters Judy Borders and husband Phil of Trenton, Dee Harr and husband Bob of Smithville, TN, and Janet Higdon and husband Roland of Springfield, MO, a brother Gordon of Branson, MO, 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Duane and sisters Dorothy Thogmartin, Nadine Moore, and Joyce Ellaine Proctor.

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December 13, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Slater-Neal Funeral Home
813 Custer Street
Trenton, MO 64683

Graveside Service
December 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Martin Cemetery (Trenton)

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