COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.


 Susan Joan Griffitt, age 60, of Lamar, MO passed away June 21, 2019, at Freeman Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Susie was born October 3, 1958 in Clinton, MO to Gene Edward Willcockson and Ruby Helen Chambers. Susie graduated from Leeton High School in Leeton, MO in 1976 and MSSU Police Academy, Joplin, MO in 1993. On November 27, 2005, Susie married William Aaron Griffitt in Lamar, MO.
Susie worked as a Certified Nurse Aide at Truman Healthcare and Rehab in Lamar, MO. Susie loved animals, especially her Great Dane "Gracie". She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers and she loved fishing and camping with Bill.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Griffitt of the home; two sons, Nick (Melissa) Fanning, Lamar, Jeremiah Fanning, Springfield, MO, and a step-son, Aaron (Nelly) Griffitt of Lamar; one brother, Larry (Yvonne) Willcockson, Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Shirley Willcockson, Springfield, MO and Cheryl (Joe) Anstine, Chilhowee, MO. Susie is also survived by five grandchildren; Olivia Fanning, Lane Fanning, Cody Fanning, Trenton Fanning and Hailey Griffitt along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding  Susie in death were her parents.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm , Monday, June 24, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#23 Joplin MODiana Ryan 2019-06-27 15:56
So sorry for your loss. Susie was a great and funny person.
#22 Nevada, Mo.John Eador 2019-06-26 03:52
Bill, So sorry to hear of your wifes passing. Stay strong and prayers go out to you and your family.
#21 Springfield, MOSteve & Jeanne Fanni 2019-06-25 20:46
so sorry for your loss, Bill - prayers are with you and your family.
#20 Carthage MoScott & Lucy Washbur 2019-06-25 00:00
We are so sorry for your loss Bill.Susie was a great person to anyone who knew her. Sorry we couldn't make it in time, but plan to catch up with you soon.

Scott, Lucy, Allison, Montana, Madelyn, & Grace Washburn
#19 Galivants Ferry,SCLulu Fairchild 2019-06-24 23:12
So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
#18 Springfield MoMyra Rector 2019-06-24 22:54
Prayers for her family so sorry for their loss .
#17 Springfield MissouriMyra Rector 2019-06-24 22:51
Prayers going out to her loved ones. Rest In Peace
#16 Springfield MissouriMyra Rector 2019-06-24 22:48
So sad to hear about this prayers going up for her loved ones, God bless you all.
#15 LamarKyle Blanchard 2019-06-24 22:02
I am so sorry for your loss Bill and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#14 Lee's Summit, Mo.Gloria Jean Swanson 2019-06-24 16:49
Bill I am so saddened to hear this news. My heart hurts for all of you. Love and Hugs

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