Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Services Pending for Betty Gross
Betty GROSS, 81 of Mount Ayr died Monday, November 12, 2012, at Creston Nursing & Rehab Center in Creston.
pending at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston.
Online condolences can be left at www.powersfh.com
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OBITUARY ~ BETTY JEAN (GRAHAM) GROSS
November 21, 1931 ~ November 12, 2012
Betty GROSS, 81 of Creston died Monday, November 12, 2012 at Creston Nursing & Rehab Center in Creston. Services are 10:00
a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston
at a later date. Pastor Gideon GALLO will officiate.
Open visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving
friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Memorials are to Iowa Hospice. Online condolences can be left at www.powersfh.com.
Betty Jean GROSS was born November 21, 1931 in Diagonal to Wanda Mae (JOHNSTON) and Harry GRAHAM. She graduated from
Creston High School in 1949. On September 10, 1949 Betty was united in marriage to Richard "Dick" Douglas GROSS. They
lived in Creston for 64 years where Betty was a Claims Representative for 30 years at the Social Security Office and
retired on May 20, 1988. Betty and Richard bought an acreage near Goose Pond Corner, before moving to an apartment in
Mount Ayr. They moved to Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Mount Ayr and after Dick passed away Betty moved to Creston
Nursing & Rehab Center in May 2012. Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Creston.
Betty is survived by sons, Dennis (wife Lori) GROSS of Creston, Michael (wife Glenda) GROSS of West Des Moines and
Richard (wife Gina) GROSS of Newman Ga.; grandchildren, Tony GROSS, Joey (wife April) GROSS and Shaune (wife Tonya) TINDLE,
all of Creston, Jennifer (husband Aaron) JACKSON of Carlisle and Brian (wife Myra) GROSS of Marquette and many
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard "Dick" GROSS in
2010; her brother and sister-in-law Doug (wife Velda) GRAHAM; her sister Mary RECOY on July 25, 2012; grandson Nathan
(wife Kim) GROSS in 2003 and granddaughter-in-law Vicky GROSS
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