Mary Gross

Obituary of Mary Esther Gross

Mary E. (Rice) Gross, age 74, passed peacefully to be with our Lord the morning of Sunday, January 5th, 2020. Mary was surrounded by her loving family, at her home in Plainwell, Mi. Mary was born July 1, 1945 in Kalamazoo, Mi. in which she was a lifelong resident. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard (Dick) E. Gross Sr. Mary was a loving homemaker for her husband and four children. She loved gardening and traveling. Her favorite places to visit were Florida, going to Disney World and going up north with family and friends. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan and memorabilia collector. She also loved collecting dolls. Mary was proceeded in death by her parents Fred and Ardith Rice, brother Gary Rice, infant son Randy and grandson Richard III (Ricky). Mary is survived by a large and loving family, husband Richard (Dick) Gross, sons Richard Jr (Carole) Gross, Michael (Susan) Gross, Chris (Amber) Gross and daughter Lisa (Gross) Mikesell (fiancé Joseph). Siblings, Fred (Norma) Rice, Peggy (Neal) Hemingway, Bradley (Valerie) Rice, Dennis (Mary) Rice, LaNita (Chris) Wolfe, Leslie (Mary) Rice. 16 Grandchildren Cheryl, Cassandra, Kayleigh, Jacob, Kerstin, Corey, Zachary, Austin, Trevor, Keegan, Logan, Karynn, Drake, Angel, Marcus, Jessica, Dylan. 7 Great Grandchildren Bricen, Kaylee, Madysin, Kenzleigh, Audrianna, Preston and Kipton. At this time the family wishes to postpone memorial services and will host a Celebration of Life gathering is the coming spring. Please sign the guest book and leave contact information or you can text Richard Jr. at (937) 470-4046 or email In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to Kindred Foundation for Hospice Care in the Honor of Mary Gross. or Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” II Corinthians 1:3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
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