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Linda S. Gross


Linda S. Gross, 64, of Wapakoneta, died 12:45 a. m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System emergency room.

She was born in Kenton on March 11, 1949, to Irene Lucille Wedertz Pratt, who survives in Lima, and the late Edgar Francis Pratt.

On May 20, 1967, she married William P. “Bill” Gross and he preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2011.

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, Randy (Kendall) Smith of Lima; four sisters, Sharon West and Sheila Herd, both of Lima, Janet (John) Herd of Elida and Lisa (Ryan) Foley of Lima.

A member of Shawnee Alliance Church, Mrs. Gross graduated from Perry High School and had an associate’s degree from Lima Technical College. She was a cashier at Walmart.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to a funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima, with Pastor Sandy Rufner officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church missions program.

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