Friday, March 4, 2022

Obituary - Shanna R. Griffiths

Shanna R. Griffiths, age 65, a resident of rural Bronaugh, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 4, 2022, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Nevada, Missouri. She was born August 19, 1956, in Olathe, Kansas, the daughter of Douglas Brian Culp and Marilyn Dee Vermillion Culp. She graduated from the Ft. Scott High School. 

She married Robert Dean Griffiths on February 15, 1975, in Ft. Scott. Her life’s work was health care. In earlier years, Shanna worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott and later St. John’s Hospital and Freeman Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. For ten years, she taught nursing classes at Missouri Southern University. 

She later completed training to become a nurse practitioner. She was currently serving at nurse practitioner at the Nevada Regional Medical Center’s Rich Hill Clinic. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada. One of her hobbies included doing family genealogy.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, of the home; two children, Douglas Brandon Griffiths (Priscilla) of Deerfield, Missouri and Lisa René Peterson (Shane) of Albany, Missouri; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Sarah McCulley (Les) of Deerfield, Missouri and Sherry Daniels of Topeka, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Father Pete Savidge will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 9th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Following funeral services, there will be cremation. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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