CHURUBUSCO — W. Leone Gross, 91, of rural Churubusco, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley.
Mrs. Gross was born on January 15, 1926, in Churubusco, the only child of Everence and Mabel (Green) Bonar, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1944.
On October 7, 1944, she was married in Churubusco to Gerald L. Gross. A homemaker, she also assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm in Eel River Township.
She was a member of the Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Her husband Gerald L. Gross preceded her in death on March 29, 2016.
The surviving relatives include her children Janet Mathews of Fort Wayne, Michael K. (Madonna) Gross and Timothy B. (Ronda) Gross, both of Churubusco; four grandchildren, Todd Mathews, Troy Mathews, Angie (Craig) Frieburger, and Jason (Tracee) Gross; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco. Rev. Larry Smith, pastor of Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, officiated. The interment followed.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Gross’ memory, log on to sheetsandchilds.com.