Billie R. Griffin 1925 - 2015

CAMERON - Billie Revalee Griffin, 89, of Cameron, Missouri, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, August 9, 2015, at New Mark Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Billie was born the daughter of Jesse Grundy and Ola Mary (Tucker) Mallory on October 15, 1925, in Hardin, Missouri. She attended rural school in Ray and Caldwell counties. She was united in marriage to Melvin Eugene Griffin on February 5, 1947.

Survivors include her four children, Marsha Griffin of Kansas City, Missouri; Stephen K. Griffin (Jennifer) of Kansas City, Missouri; Nancy Martin (Jim) of Weatherby, Missouri and Gloria Clement of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one brother, Lester Lee Mallory of Chillicothe.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin E. Griffin and son, Melvin E. Griffin, II; her parents; four brothers, Jesse Tucker Mallory, Grundy Ellesworth Mallory, Howard F. Mallory and Wallace Burton Mallory; seven sisters, Gertrude Padgett, Felicia Felber, Beatrice McBee, Viola McGinnis, Lilly Mae Still; and twin sisters, Genavene and Evalene Mallory.

Billie was a homemaker that thoroughly enjoyed cooking, painting, dancing and playing the piano. Her greatest love was spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was an avid volunteer.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of New Mark Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for their support.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2015 followed by the service at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cameron, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Cameron or Crossroads Hospice.

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Services are under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.


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