Joretta Crosswhite

Obituary of Joretta Lea Crosswhite

Joretta Lea "Jo" Crosswhite, 88, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Sunday morning, November 24, 2019 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.


She was born February 6, 1931 in Harrisburg, MO, the daughter of Burley Dick Griggs and Edith (Jacobs) Griggs.  Jo enjoyed canvas painting, decorating, Bible study, gardening and cooking.


She was employed as a real estate agent for over 20 years with Coldwell Banker, retiring in 2003.


Surviving are one daughter, Melanie Lynn Grissett, Colorado Springs, Colorado; four grandchildren, Paul Brett Barbee, Joshua Lance Grissett, Marshall Loren Ware and Katrina Dawn Keithley; and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marcia Lea Crosswhite; and one sister, Betty Jo Poore.


Jo's wishes were to be cremated with private family services at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.  Condolences may be left online at

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