Patricia “Pat” Griffitt, 79, of Harrisburg passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

Pat was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Carter County to Clyde and Esther Koogler Neal; they preceded her in death. On Feb. 21, 1956, she married Grover “Sonny” Griffitt in Marshall; he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2018.

Pat loved to sew, knit and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pat is survived by a son, Richard (Jenifer) Griffitt of Lincoln; a daughter-in-law, Shelia Griffitt of Harrisburg; a brother, Jerry of Corder; sister, June of Higginsville; two grandchildren, Amanda Olesen and Jeremiah Griffitt; and four great-grandchildren, Zane, Zachary, Zerze and Sylas.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Griffitt, on Feb. 25, 2017; and five siblings, Butch, Dick, Bill, Shirley and Dean.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave. , Columbia, MO 65202. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at

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