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Audrey M. Gross

September 23, 2017

Audrey M Gross, age 90, of Norwalk, passed away with her family by her side, cradled in the loving arms of her granddaughter and family, as the lyrics of Amazing Grace were played.

She was born March 2, 1927, in Willard, from the union of Andrew and Merl (Hammond) Henry. She was the third of five children. She married Charles E. “Hobble” Gross on March 6, 1946. They enjoyed roller skate dancing in their earlier years; Hobble, according to Audrey, had some pretty fancy moves, especially on the roller skating floor. Family camping adventures were a special summer event.

Audrey was a homemaker whose passions in life were her Roman Catholic faith in the Lord, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren and the joy and pride they gave to her were insurmountable. If you sat with Audrey be prepared to look at their pictures and hear each one’s life story. She loved talking about their accomplishments! She had a special talent for making vegetable soup and baking; her expertise in baking was in cookies. At Christmas time the house was filled with the delightful aroma of sour cream cutouts, which she made using cookie cutters that were hand-crafted by her father-in-law Joseph Gross. She could also bake some rather tasty apple squares and cinnamon rolls: yummy! She loved reading mystery books, doing crossword puzzles, and watching reruns of “Murder She Wrote”, “Matlock”, and “Golden Girls”. She was a Cleveland Indians fan. She had an incredible wit and sass about her; on her last trip in the ambulance she jokingly told the EMT’s that her name was Marilyn Monroe.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Ane), John, Sheryl (Allen) Parker, Stephen (Alda), Kathleen (Lee) Dufur, Jeff (Kim), and Julee; grandchildren Chris, Steffeny, Ethan, Shaun, Eric, Christina, Kyle, Tara, Adam, Jerry, Jeff, and Jacqui; great-grandchildren, Brendon, Dylon, Aidon, Olivia, Charles, Emily, Ava, Ellie Audrey, Olivia, and Elyse; her siblings, Jack, Lillian “Goon” and Lynn (Diane); and many other family members and friends.
Audrey was welcomed into the open arms of her husband, Hobble, who died in 1979. Also there to welcome her into her eternal resting place were her parents, Andrew and Merl, adored late sister Delores “Dit’ Grama, and infant son Robert, and beloved dogs Coco and Auggie.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, and condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

Her family takes solace in her vision of the afterlife. She is at peace, pain-free, surrounded by her late loved ones in God’s embrace with a smile on her face. U-huh-Amen!!!

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Audrey M Gross, age 90, of Norwalk, passed away with her family by her side, cradled in the loving arms of her granddaughter and family, as the lyrics of Amazing Grace were played.

She was born March 2, 1927, in Willard, from the union of Andrew and Merl (Hammond) Henry. She was the third of five children. She married Charles E. “Hobble” Gross on March 6, 1946. They enjoyed roller skate dancing in their earlier years; Hobble, according to Audrey, had some pretty fancy moves, especially on the roller skating floor. Family camping adventures were a special summer event.

Audrey was a homemaker whose passions in life were her Roman Catholic faith in the Lord, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren and the joy and pride they gave to her were insurmountable. If you sat with Audrey be prepared to look at their pictures and hear each one’s life story. She loved talking about their accomplishments! She had a special talent for making vegetable soup and baking; her expertise in baking was in cookies. At Christmas time the house was filled with the delightful aroma of sour cream cutouts, which she made using cookie cutters that were hand-crafted by her father-in-law Joseph Gross. She could also bake some rather tasty apple squares and cinnamon rolls: yummy! She loved reading mystery books, doing crossword puzzles, and watching reruns of “Murder She Wrote”, “Matlock”, and “Golden Girls”. She was a Cleveland Indians fan. She had an incredible wit and sass about her; on her last trip in the ambulance she jokingly told the EMT’s that her name was Marilyn Monroe.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Ane), John, Sheryl (Allen) Parker, Stephen (Alda), Kathleen (Lee) Dufur, Jeff (Kim), and Julee; grandchildren Chris, Steffeny, Ethan, Shaun, Eric, Christina, Kyle, Tara, Adam, Jerry, Jeff, and Jacqui; great-grandchildren, Brendon, Dylon, Aidon, Olivia, Charles, Emily, Ava, Ellie Audrey, Olivia, and Elyse; her siblings, Jack, Lillian “Goon” and Lynn (Diane); and many other family members and friends.
Audrey was welcomed into the open arms of her husband, Hobble, who died in 1979. Also there to welcome her into her eternal resting place were her parents, Andrew and Merl, adored late sister Delores “Dit’ Grama, and infant son Robert, and beloved dogs Coco and Auggie.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk with Monsignor Kenneth Morman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, and condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.

Her family takes solace in her vision of the afterlife. She is at peace, pain-free, surrounded by her late loved ones in God’s embrace with a smile on her face. U-huh-Amen!!!

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Jessica Ganzhorn

Wapakoneta, OH, United States
September 26, 2017

So sorry for the passing of your mother Julee and your family. My deepest condolences. Sending prayers for all

Scott Whitehurst

Huron, OH, USA
September 26, 2017

The world just got a little sadder. I'll miss her wit and her laugh. Audrey will always be one of my most memorable patients!!

Thomas Grama

Venice, FL, USA
September 25, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Gross family. She was a very special person and will be deeply missed. Tom & Rhonda Grama