March 15, 2013
Linda S. Gross, 64, died at 12:45 a. m. March 15, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born March 11, 1949, in Kenton to Edgar Francis and Irene Lucille Wedertz Pratt. Her mother, Irene Smith, survives in Lima. She married William P. “Bill” Gross on May 20, 1967, and he preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2011.
Mrs. Gross was a member of Shawnee Alliance Church. She graduated from Perry High School and had an associates degree from Lima Technical College. She had been a cashier at Walmart.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Shelli) Gross, of Bellefontaine, and Bradley (Breezy) Gross, of North Carolina; a daughter, Kelli Beach, of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Holly, Bailey, Morgan, Hunter, Chloe, Ryanna and Peyton; two brothers, Terry (Gwen) Pratt, of Harrod, and Randy (Kendall) Smith, of Lima; and four sisters, Sharon West and Sheila Herd, both of Lima, Janet (John) Herd, of Elida, and Lisa (Ryan) Foley, of Lima.
The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p. m. Monday at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
The funeral service will be 11 a. m. Tuesday at Shawnee Alliance Church. Pastor Sandy Rufner will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church missions program.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.