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Ellen Louise Grisham


Graveside services for Ellen Louise Grisham, 61, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Baptist Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Grisham passed away at 9:45 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022, at Ozarks Healthcare.


She was born December 12, 1960 at Bakersfield, California to Mointa and Hazel Bankston. On April 28, 1988, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Larry Grisham. Mrs. Grisham was a member of Washington Avenue Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife and mother that served her family with wisdom and love. In her final days, she cared the most about communicating to others that God was her good Father.


She is survived by her husband, Larry, of the family home; four children, Kenneth Dale Grisham and wife Jaimie, Caulfield, Missouri, Paul Howard Grisham and wife, Amanda, West Plains, Missouri, John Eric Grisham and wife, Jaime, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Luke Lewis Grisham and wife, Jessie, West Plains Missouri; three grandchildren, Zabby, Hendryx, Allie, and two more grandchildren on the way; brothers-in-law, Jerry Richardson, Leland Grisham and wife, Sharon, Raymond Grisham and wife, Carolyn, and Gary Grisham and wife, Kim; sisters-in-law, Daisy Gunter and husband, David, and Irene Mincher and husband, Clyde; brother, Ray Bankston; nephews, Todd, Travis, and Ryan; and nieces, Rachel and Becky.


She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and several brothers and sisters.


Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Baptist Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at