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Marion Virginia Gross

August 7, 1920 — November 12, 2019

Marion Virginia Gross, 99, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12 in the home of her daughter, Michael Breeden. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112. Visitation will be held at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131 on Sunday, November 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the Rosary at 4:30 p.m.
Born Marion Virginia Keller on August 7, 1920 to Pearle (Davenreau) Keller and William Charles Keller in St. Louis, MO. Marion was raised in Kansas City, where she attended school and soon after met her lifelong love, Richard Allen Gross. They were married in a small intimate ceremony in the home of Sam and Nona Gross (Richards parents) on December 5, 1941. 55 years of marriage brought Marion her lifes greatest joys. A devoted husband, 9 loving children and some truly amazing friends, many who still remain close after 50 years.
Marion had many interests outside the home and over the years was involved with and supported several local organizations such as The Ladies of Charity, The Seton Center, Little Sisters of the Poor, Catholic Family Charities and The International Exchange Student Program. Marion was an active Catholic who enjoyed mass immensely and studied scripture well into her 90s. She was a warm and wonderful hostess and enjoyed food and cooking very much. She created and dedicated a cookbook filled with special family recipes. A gift to each of her children on Christmas, which now serves as a delicious keepsake. Marion was a gifted writer and poet. She loved her bridge group luncheons with her best friend as her teammate for many years. Together she and Jeanne celebrated her big win at the Woodlands Race Track in 1990 when Marion wore her lucky red sweater and clinched the win on the Trifecta! So many great memories of a life well lived, Marion will be missed by many.
Left to cherish those memories are her children, Michael (Chuck) Breeden of Coal Valley, IL, Judy (Kerry) Sansale of Hampton, IL, Barbara (Steven) Grothaus of Mesa, AZ, Debbie McDaniel of Auburn, WA, William Gross II of Kansas City, MO, Suzi (Richard) Fichman of Kansas City, MO, Donna Gross of Holt, MO, and Amelia Gross of Kansas City, MO. Marion also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, her son (Richard Gross II) and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your favorite charity or one of Marions favorite local charitable organizations listed above. Condolences may be left for the family at
A little piece of wisdom from a woman just shy of being a true centenarian - Whenever you might pose a question from a place of worry or concern, the answer always remained the same ... "Dont worry, honey. Its OK. Next week it will be something else." Marion Gross
Visitation Muehlebach Funeral Home

Sunday, November 17, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri
Directions Rosary Muehlebach Funeral Home

Sunday, November 17, 2019

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri
Directions Mass of Christian Burial Visitation Church

Monday, November 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5141 Main StreetKansas City, Missouri 64113

Luncheon at Visitation Church following the Graveside at Forest Hill Cemetery

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