Ethel B. Mason Gross age 92, of Wapakoneta passed away 5: 34 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1929 in Burning Fork, KY to the late Henry and Laura (Prater) Estep. She married James Edward Mason February 26, 1948 and he preceded her in death April 5, 1959. She later married Russell Bernard Gross November 2, 1962 and he preceded her in death November 16, 1970.
Mrs. Gross was a founding member of Wapakoneta Baptist Church where she served faithfully for more than 50 years. She retired from Westinghouse, while there she started a Christmas drive for those less fortunate. Ethel loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, fishing and ministering to those in need.
Survivors include children: Gary Lynn (Sue) Mason of Wapak, Mary Anne (Tom) Bergman of McDonough, GA, George Thomas Mason of West Carrolton, OH, Dr. Raymond Gregory (Teri) Mason of Wooster and John Russell (Linda) Gross of Wapak; 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, a great great grandson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 3 sons: Jerry Lee Mason, David Michael Mason and Herbert Steven Mason; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with son-in-law Rev. Tom Bergman officiating. A brief gathering will follow the service. Private burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wapakoneta Baptist Church 815 Ashland Avenue Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 or the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive 614 E. Market St Lima, OH 45801.