Vicki Sue Grispino, 82, of Maryville, Missouri passed from this life on Earth on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Vicki was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on April 29, 1941 to Charles Owen “Charlie” Greer and LaVon (Gardner) Greer. She was raised in Pittsburg and graduated from high school there in 1959.

In 1962, Vicki was united in marriage to Frank Darrell Grispino, Sr. in Frontenac, Kansas. They were married 62 years before her death.

She and Frank lived in Lawrence, Kansas prior to moving to Maryville in 1965 when Frank got a job at Northwest Missouri State University.

Vicki stayed home to raise her children before earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. She later earned a Master of Science Degree in Reading at Northwest.

She was a member and attended St. Gregory’s Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville. She was also a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Vicki began her teaching career at North Nodaway as a Kindergarten teacher. After several years at North Nodaway, Vicki began teaching 1 st grade at Eugene Field Elementary School in Maryville. Vicki retired after 32 years in education.

She played tennis, was an animal lover, liked her cats, and bird watching. Family was number one to her.

She enjoyed family get-togethers and family traditions. She also had a love for the moon. Regularly, she and her kids would text each other and say, “Hurry! Go look at Luna!”

Her parents preceded her in death, as well as her brother-in-law, Gene Campbell.

Her husband, Frank, survives of the home in Maryville, as well as her children, Frankie (Susan) Grispino, Jr. and Kristina (Paul Thompson) Alexander, all of Maryville. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Gage and Gunnar Grispino and Ashlyn Alexander, her sister, Connie Campbell, Kansas City, Missouri, and nieces and nephews.

A family and parish Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 30 at St. Gregorys. Following the Rosary, there will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 and a funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. A lunch will be provided at the church. A private burial will also follow mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri.