Erma Darleen Gross

April 15, 1938 - September 13, 2019
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Erma D. Gross, age 81 of rural Wapakoneta, passed at 5:19 a.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health Care’s emergency room. She was born April 15, 1938 in Lima, Ohio to the late John L. and Pearl A. Roberts Miller. On May 4, 1956 she married Ronald Jacob Gross, Sr. who passed on September 5, 2004.

Mrs. Gross retired in 2000 from Rite Aid. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, genealogy and gardening. She treasured time spent with her family especially her grandchildren and loved her little dog Emmie.

She is survived by a son – Randy W. (Brenda) Gross of Wapakoneta; a daughter – Rhonda (Norm) Sheridan of Wapakoneta; 3 grandchildren – Lori (Eric Krites) Margraves; Scott (Missy) Sheridan; Jessica (Dana) Jenkins; 3 adopted grandchildren – Mindy (Ken) Jarman; Jeff Gross; Joshua Gross; 14 great grandchildren – Tiffany (Zach Florence) Sheridan; Jacob (Keisha) Sheridan; Austin Sheridan; Tyler Sheridan; Andrew Sheridan; Joshua Gross, Jr.; Matthew Gross; Caleb Victor; Daniel Nagel; Madalyn Jarman; Kenny Jarman; Brantley Jarman; Addalyn Jarman; David Gross; 2 great great grandchildren – Bella and O’rion; 2 brothers – Richard Miller of Sidney; Ronald (Cheryl) Miller of Columbus; 2 sisters – Helen (Floyd) Gross of IN; Shirley Stanley of OK.

She was preceded in death by a son – Ronald J. Gross, Jr.; a daughter – Sheryl Nance; 6 brothers – Eldon Miller; Robert Miller; John Miller; Donald Miller; Roger Miller; Larry Miller; 5 sisters – Marcella Pitchford; Betty Eberle; Ruth Miller; Mary Miller; and Carolyn Miller.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery near Uniopolis.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society.

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Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: April 15, 1938
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Kristine Havens posted on 9/18/19

I worked with Erma for about seven years at Lane Drug. She was a kind, funny, smart lady who taught me how to stand up for myself especially with our district manager. She’s the only person I know who quit smoking “cold turkey” and I really admired her for that. I’ve thought about her many times over the years and I know her family and friends will miss her presence in their lives.


Marty Chavez posted on 9/18/19

My heart goes out to your family. Erma, rest in peace, and please give Ronnie a big hug for me. Marty Chavez