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 Jack DeWayne Vandergriff
 Born: 8 June 1942, Neosho, MO
 Died: 6 Jan 2004, Carthage, MO
 Interred: Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO

Jack D. Vandergriff, 61, Carthage, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 6, 2004, at his home after a short illness. Jack was born June 8, 1942 in Neosho, Missouri, to James and Ada Vandergriff. He was a graduate of Neosho High School, Class of 1960, and attended Joplin Junior College, Joplin, Missouri. On November 23, 1963, Jack married Sue Ann Elliott in Mission, Kansas. To this marriage three sons were born: Dean, Chad, and Adam.

Jack was a salesman for Sears in Joplin, Missouri, for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He and Sue owned and operated Bee's Variety Store on the Carthage Square until its closing in August, 2002. Jack was a self-employed sewing machine repairman for Allstar Sewing Machines. He was a past board member for Innovative Industries, was active in the Main Street Carthage organization, and received the 1999 Merchant of the Year Award for the State of Missouri Main Street Program.

Jack was called to his eternal rest at 5:03 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at his home in Carthage, after a short illness.

Surviving him are his wife, Sue, of the home; three sons, Dean Vandergriff, Carthage, Missouri, Adam Vandergriff, Carthage, Missouri, and Chad Vandergriff, Atlanta, Georgia; his parents, James and Ada Vandergriff, Neosho, Missouri; two brothers, James Vandergriff, Joplin, Missouri, and Ron Vandergriff, Neosho, Missouri; four granddaughters, Amanda Cooley, Ali, Emily, and Madison Vandergriff.

A visitation was held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 8 at the Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage, Rev. James Schnackenburg officiating. Burial is at Park Cemetery, Carthage.

  Jack DeWayne Vandergriff            
  Married: Sue Ann Elliott  
Date: 23 Nov 1963
    Dean Joseph Vandergriff  
      Married: Barbara Dianne Orler Cooley
        Date: 13 Aug 1988, Carthage, MO
      James Chad Vandergriff (twin)  
        Married: Heather Ann Storey Little
Date: 8 Sept 2001, Carthage, MO
      Adam Lee Vandergriff (twin)      
        Married: Laurie R. Atteberry
Date: 1 June 1991