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Mary Frances Gross

December 12, 1923 — January 3, 2018

Mary Frances Gross, 86, of Kansas City, MO passed away on January 3, 2018.
She was a resident of "Little Sisters of the Poor". Visitation will be at 9am, Friday, Jan 12th, at Little Sisters, 8745 James A Reed Rd, KCMO, 64138. The rosary will be prayed at 10am, followed with Mass. Inurnment will be private.
Mary Frances was born December 12, 1931 in Paris, AR, the daughter of George and Rose Marie Koch Bauer. She graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1949, and attended St. Edwards School of Nursing, Ft. Smith, AR, graduating as an RN in 1952. She was united in marriage with Ralph J. Gross on July 10, 1954, who proceeded her in death, on Nov 1, 2003.
Mary Frances was a woman of faith, devoting most of her life to raising her 6 children. She returned to nursing, working at Park Place Meadows, Raytown, MO, and then working and retiring from Little Sisters of the Poor in Dec 1997. She was a member of the American Legion, Raytown Memorial Unit 596. She enjoyed spending time with her family, who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Alan, three sisters, Dorothy Murtha, Jeanne Tackett-Letzig, Laverne Reinecker, brother, Bobby Bauer. She is survived by her children, Steve(Cheryl), Lees Summit, MO, Mark, Raytown, MO, Karl(Cindy), Marietta, GA, Scott, KCMO, Kristi(Rick) Olathe, KS; two sisters, Lorene Kremer and Georgiana Boyle. Grandchildren, Christopher, Jason (Melissa), Cody, Melissa, Jared, Kara, Kelsi and Logan. Great- grandchildren, C.J., Kaleb and Caydance and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions to be made to "Little Sisters of the Poor". Condolences may be expressed to the family at

SERVICES Visitation
Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Sisters of the Poor 8745 James A Reed Road Kansas City, MO 64138
Friday, January 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little Sisters of the Poor 8745 James A Reed Road Kansas City, MO 64138
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, January 12, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Little Sisters of the Poor 8745 James A Reed Road Kansas City, MO 64138

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