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Emily Kay Griggs

Born:            Thursday, 17th of September 1970
Died:            Saturday, 8th of April 2017
Interred:       Tuesday, 11th of April 2017


   Emily Griggs age 46, of Crystal City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. She was born September 17, 1970, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, the daughter of Terry Bates and Louise (nee Stuhr, husband John) Rayfield.
   In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband of fourteen years, Richard "Rick" Griggs; daughter Ericka (Alaric) Griggs-Martin of Springfield, Missouri; brother Seth (Becky) Bates of Herculaneum, Missouri, sisters Megan (James) Oberreiter of Ste. Genevieve, and Sydney Bates of Columbia, Missouri;; grandmother Eudoxia Stuhr of Crystal City; grandchildren Roree Sutherland, Roland Sutherland, Ramona Martin, and Jack Martin; and nieces and nephews Lilah Oberrteiter, Sophie Oberreiter, Drake Bates, and Addison Bates.
   She is preceded in death by son Emmett Noel Griggs and grandparents William J. Stuhr Jr. and Noel and Doris Bates.
   She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City. Emily's greatest passion and joy came from caring for Drake and Addison.
   Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 10, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri. Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church, officiated by Fr. Clark Maes. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City. Memorials in Emily's name are preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Crystal City, Missouri
Sacred Heart Cemetery