Kristin Nichole (Stephenson) Grisham, age 39 of Rolla, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
“Nikki” was born on March 31st, 1983 to her loving mother Natalie Runion and her father Jose “Frank” Lozano on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.
She was a 2001 graduate of Rolla High School in Rolla, MO. Nikki loved spending time with her family and friends, camping, and time out on the water. She loved the river, boating at Norfolk Lake, and visiting the ocean. She worked as a Registered Medical Assistant and was passionate about helping others. Nikki was an amazing granddaughter, daughter, sister, friend, healthcare professional, and most importantly a wonderful mother.
Nikki believed that every dog and every child deserved to be snuggled and loved. Her dogs were spoiled, and her children were loved beyond measure and given all the cuddles they could ever want. They were her world.
Nikki had a strength that was unmatched. She faced every trial and every heartache with bravery. She always remained kind and kept her beautiful smile. Nikki’s memory will continue to impact the lives of those that loved her even still. She had a strong love for her family, and they will continue to keep her memory alive always.
Nikki was welcomed into heaven into the loving arms of her two sons, Robert Anthony Wallace (Little Bobby) and Rylan Mikel Crotty, as well as her stepfather Bruce Runion. She was met with the wagging tails of her beloved dogs Kipper, Tank, and Tiny. Nikki was preceded in death by her Aunt Brenda (Monzon) of Florida, her great grandparents Leo and Virginia (Croft), as well as her dear friend Lynricia (Lizama).
Nikki was survived by her parents Natalie Runion of St. Robert, Mo and Jose Lozano of Lakeland, Fl; her bonus parents Cookie Bales (Rolla, Mo) and Steve and Melinda Bales (Farmington, Mo); her children Xander Crotty (Age 12) and Brylee Grisham (Age 10) both of Rolla, Mo. Nikki was also survived by her ex-husband Zac Grisham and his son Levi Grisham (Age 14) that she loved dearly and helped Zac raise from a very young age; her grandparents Carol Stephenson of Rolla, Mo, Victor Morales and Julie Morales of Valrico, Fl; her siblings: Justin Stephenson of Kansas City, Mo, Jose Mario Lozano and Yarista Lozano both of Florida, Brenda Schuler of Rolla, Mo, Susie Taylor (& S/O Aaron Berlin) of Rolla, Mo, Myndi Potter (& husband Mike Potter) of Rolla, Mo, and Kelly Robertson of Rolla, Mo. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that love and miss her dearly.