Valerie K. "Val, Val, the Grocery Gal" (Griggs) Whitten (1960 - 2015)

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Valerie K. "Val, Val, the Grocery Gal" Whitten, 55, of Ramsey, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, with the Rev. Terry Sapp officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Shriners' Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Whitten was born on Jan. 22, 1960, in Peru, Ind., the daughter of Warren G. "Bud" and Geraldine Ann Pence Griggs. She married Johnny R. Whitten on Oct. 21, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev.; he passed away on Oct. 4, 2001.
She was a pricing coordinator at County Market. Val was an avid Cubs and Colts fan, and enjoyed bowling.
She is survived by sons, Jason Whitten of Assumption, and Ryan "Buddy" Dyer and his wife Jessica of Ballwin, Mo.; daughter Shannon and her husband Bryan Williams of Ramsey; siblings, Mike Griggs and his wife Cameron of Rochester, Ind., and Dennis Wood and his wife Kristen, David Wood, Diane Holmstead, and Keith Wood and his wife Dedra, all of Indiana; and grandchildren, Blayke, Hunter, Jackson and Greyson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and grandchildren, Blaine and Shane Williams.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
301 E. Main St.
Ramsey, IL 62080
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 17 to Apr. 29, 2015