March 24, 2022
Viola C. Gritten, 97, was born on June 12, 1924, on the family farm near Republic, the daughter of William A. and Dollie D. (Stradley) Hallack. Vi attended and graduated from Republic High School, Class of 1941.
She took normal training and taught in country schools for four years. She used her love for people and untaught ability to use psychology to manage even the orneriest students.
She was united in marriage to Leo James Gritten on June 12, 1946, and to this union of more than 60 years, one daughter, Gretchen, was born.
Vi and Leo farmed north of Courtland, and Vi was a farm wife a...