Bobby “Bob” Gene Griswold

Bob Griswold, 86, Raytown, Missouri passed away October 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at New Apostolic Church, 8243 Spring Valley Road, Raytown, Missouri 64138. A visitation will precede the memorial and begin at 10:00 AM at the church.
Mr. Griswold was born in Adair County, Missouri near Kirksville, to Frank Herman and Eunice “Edna” (Wilson) Griswold. Bob was the second oldest, of ten, born to this union. Bob served honorably in the US Army in the years following the Korean Conflict. He spent most of his working years as an automotive technician, working at various Chevrolet dealerships in the Kansas City metro area. Following his retirement he partnered with his son Frank at Griswold’s Auto on 40 Highway in Independence. He was an active member of The Raytown New Apostolic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Edith, of 49 years, his parents, 2 brothers; Tom and Bill Griswold, a sister Bonnie Pope, and a grandson Brandon Griswold.

He is survived by his sons; Danny (Vicki) Griswold of Lone Jack, MO and Frank (Starlette) Griswold of Blue Springs, MO, daughters; Linda (Dave) Buntain Northglenn, CO and Leila Heidema of Billings, MT, 2 brothers; Don and Jack Griswold, 4 sisters; Louise Eichemier, Betty Jones, Darlene Jackson and Leona Tharp, seven grandchildren; Chris, Angela, Andrea, Eric, Renee, Frankie and Mark, 8 great-grandchildren; Alexis, Emily, Daviana, Logan, Preston, Caroline, Cooper and Braden.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Ste. 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.


  1. Suzanne Thomas on October 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    This post is in loving remembrance of my Great Uncle Bob Griswold, a descendent of the Osage Indian Tribe. He transitioned to be with the Lord on October 22, 2017. Without him meeting his love, Edith Reitz, in Germany after WWII and pioneering the legal immigration of my Grandmother Irene’s (Edith’s sister) family to Kansas in 1964, I would not have been in this world. God bless you Uncle Bob…Rest In Peace…we love you. Susie and COL Jose’

  2. Bill and Barbara Butler on October 26, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Danny and Vicki – thinking of you both and your family during this time and prayers of comfort and healing for you. It’s so wonderful that we can hold onto the memories we have of our loved ones and I pray that brings you some peace. We appreciate our friendship and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Barb

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