ALGER — Connie Sue Gross, 70, died on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 1:48 a.m., at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born on Oct. 28, 1943, in Steven Branch, Ky., to James and Pauline (VanHoose) Phillips and they preceded her in death. On July 1, 1961, she married Marion Gross, Jr., and he survives in Alger.

Connie retired after 12 years from Wilson Sporting Goods, of Ada, where she worked as a sewer. She operated the Alger Variety Store for seven years and she was an active member of the Auglaize Free United Baptist Church, Maysville.

Also surviving are a son, Timothy (Stacey) Gross, of Grove City; two daughters, Tammy Elwood, of Arlington, and Angela (Donald) Robey, of Ada; seven grandchildren, Jessica Williams, Spencer Gross, Nathan Gross, Sara Elwood, Ashley Robey, Jonathen Robey and Andrew Robey; seven great-grandchildren, Jayden Elwood, Jade Pinkstock, Dayne Williams, Gage Stephens, Noah Roberts, Kaydence Williams and Everleigh Gross; two brothers, James Phillips, of Kenton, and Billy (Joanna) Phillips, of Waverly, Tenn.; and two sisters, Nancy (Jerry) Moore, of Kenton, and Deborah Phillips, of McGuffey. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Allen and Bonnie Boyd

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, with Pastor Bill Prater and Brother Harry Meade officiating. Burial will take place at Preston Cemetery, Alger. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, March 13, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, and until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize Free United Baptist Church, Maysville.

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