Jean Gross “beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister”
CERES. Pa.---Jean Gross, 84, of Ceres, passed away in her home on Monday, May 17, 2021, after a short illness.
Born on Saturday, September 12, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Robert B. and Lucy Turner Howard. On March 7, 1958, in Coudersport, Pa., she married Herbert H. “Herb” Gross, who passed away on September 21, 2003.
Jean was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1954. A hard worker, Jean held many jobs through the years, her most important one being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Jean was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse and was also a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed mowing her lawn, tending to her flower beds, and feeding the birds.
Surviving are four children, Linda D. (Duane) Smith of Cuba, N.Y., Rex E. (Sharon) Gross of Friendship, N.Y., Chris E. Gross of Ceres, and Tina M. (Larry) Posey of Bellview, Florida; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Nickkie) Howard and Bill (Mindy) Howard, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by five brothers and a sister.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, May 21, 2021,at her home, 236 Route 44, Shinglehouse. At 4pm her nephew, Pastor Robert “Bob” Howard of Olean, will officiate a memorial service honoring Jean’s life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jean’s name may be made to any organization supporting veterans.
Jean’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jean, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.