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Elbie Lee Greninger, age 102, of Joplin, Mo., passed away early Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Spring River Christian Village following an illness.
Elbie was born on June 20, 1915, in Wickes, Ark., the daughter of Archie and Anna (Sargent) Bailey. She worked as a secretary for Henson-Wilkins Roofing before retiring in 1980. Elbie was a member of the Leawood Church of Christ.
She married Junior "Buck" Greninger in 1946, they were happily married for 56 years before Buck preceded Elbie in death in 2002.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Olive Paulette Greninger; and a sister, Merle Burkhart.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Greninger and wife, Janet, of Joplin, Paul Greninger, of Joplin; a daughter, Diann Miller and husband, Melvin, of Joplin; a sister, Jane Lloyd, of Joplin; eight grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on January 25, 2018
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