Patricia Jean Vandegriffe


    Patricia Jean Vandegriffe of Belle, Missouri was born September 30, 1953 to Leon Henry and Bonnie Jean (Bracht) Tuepker and passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the age of 67 years.


    Patricia moved to the Belle, Missouri area as a child and was a 1971 graduate of Belle High School. She graduated from Cosmetology school in Rolla.
    On April 20, 1974 she married Donald Vandegriffe in High Gate, Missouri.
    She had been employed at Royal Canin in Rolla, Missouri as an buying agent and in customer service for over 30 years.
    Patricia enjoyed playing softball, doing ceramics, crocheting, horseback riding  and collecting birdhouses and owl decorations. She liked watching TV and movies and loved her trips to Vegas with her travel buddy Joyce Feeler. Patricia loved her dogs.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Tuepker; grandparents; and  brother-in-law, Jerry Wiles.
    She is survived by her husband, Donald of Belle, Missouri; one son, Coly Vandegriffe and wife Lisa of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Ginger Nilges and husband Chris of Bland, Missouri; mother, Bonnie Tuepker; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Leon Tuepker Jr. and wife Danielle of Belle, Missouri; two sisters, Mary Ann Wiles of Belle, Missouri and Judy Jensen and husband Josh of Branson, Missouri; two dogs, Darla and Sadie; other relatives and friends.
    Memorial visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle, Missouri.
    Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann’s Chaple in Belle, Missouri.