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Kathleen A. Gross

June 18, 2013

    Kathleen A. Gross, 72, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    Kathy was born on December 21, 1940, in St. Marys, Ohio to the late David and Mary (Harris) Baker.
    On September 29, 1962, she married Paul E. Gross; he survives in Decatur.
    Kathy was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a 1959 Decatur Catholic H.S. graduate and also graduated from St. Rita School of Nursing. She was a retired nurse from Adams Memorial Hospital and also was a nurse for John E. Doan, M.D.
    Kathy was a former North Adams School Board member, and an avid Norte Dame football and I.U. basketball fan who loved watching her children and grandchildren compete in different sports.
    Among survivors are two sons, Matthew P. (Amy) Gross of St. Joe, Ind., and Luke J. Gross of Westminster, Colo.; two daughters, Stephanie R. (Chris) Yarrington of Mesa, Ariz., and Marykate G. (Matthew) Birch of Decatur; sister, Rosemary (Dave) Ellsworth of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Honoring Kathleen’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. However, in her memory, remember the good times and do something kind for someone in need.
    Preferred memorials are to the Decatur Library or to her daughter Katie’s medical expenses during her successful battle against breast cancer. All memorials can be made through Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Arrangements are by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home
    Online condolences may be made at

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