Linda S. Gross, age 64, of Wapakoneta, died 12:45 a. m., Friday, 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 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 2 sons: Larry (Shelli) Gross of Bellefontaine, Bradley (Breezy) Gross of North Carolina, a daughter: Kelli Beach of Wapakoneta, 8 grandchildren: Hannah, Holly, Bailey, Morgan, Hunter, Chloe, Ryanna and Peyton; 2 brothers: Terry (Gwen) Pratt of Harrod, Randy (Kendall) Smith of Lima, 4 sisters: Sharon West, Sheila Herd, both of Lima Janet (John) Herd of Elida and Lisa (Ryan) Foley of Lima.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p. m., Monday March 18 at Shawnee Alliance Church 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima and one hour prior to services at the church.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a. m., Tuesday March 19 at Shawnee Alliance Church with Rev. Sandy Rufner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church missions program.