|Birth: ||May 25, 1913|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 2002|
Laura Ellen Gross, 89, of Shelburn, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Terre Haute Union Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1913, in Staunton, Ind., the daughter of John and Rebecca Tarvin.
She was an educator and a graduate of Indiana State University and the University of Wisconsin. She began her teaching career in Huntingburg, Ind., and had also taught in the Carlisle school system. She was the girls physical education instructor with the Sullivan school system for over 30 years, and also was honored by having given in her name each year the Ellen Gross Outstanding Female Athlete Award to the most deserving female athlete in the Sullivan school system.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Mary Jane Gross of Zionsville; two sisters, Mary Ester Anderson of Indianapolis and Alice Tarvin of Brazil, Ind.; three grandchildren, Matthew W. Gross, Molly Gross and Hillary Gross; and three step-grandchildren, Amanda, Chelsea and Elyse Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel W. "Bill" Gross, on Sept. 24, 2001; and by a son, Stephen R. Gross, in 1981.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Alexander-Kean Funeral Home in Sullivan. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, with the Rev. Everett W. Gasaway officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery in Brazil.
Herschel William Gross (1913 - 2001)
Stephen R. Gross (1943 - 1981)*
Created by: Leota M. Ellis
Record added: Nov 03, 2001
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