Patty S. Gross

Patty S. Gross, age 50, of Tecumseh passed away on September 4, 2020, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. She was born March 5, 1970, in Tecumseh, Mich., the daughter of Charles and M. (Sue Schoenlein) Gross, of Tecumseh.

Patty, a life-long resident of Tecumseh, graduated from Tecumseh High School, then went on to earn her associate degree in human services (childcare development) from Jackson College. She worked for the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) serving 17 years in the pre-school department. She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ in Saline, Mich., serving 17 years as a Sunday school teacher.

Patty was a passionate University of Michigan sports fan following hockey, softball, football, and basketball. Patty’s biggest love was for her family, knitting, reading, and spending time with her dog, Taffy.

Patty is survived by her parents, Charles (Sue) Gross of Tecumseh; two brothers, Kevin (Joyce) Gross of Jackson and Bill (Amber) Gross, of Onsted; nephew, Taylor Gross, of Onsted; and Taffy, her dog.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Clinton United Church of Christ in Clinton, Mich. with Pastor Diane White, officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh. The family received friends for visitation on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 210 West Pottawatamie St. Tecumseh. Due to COVID-19 pandemic and under the governor’s executive order, a limited number of individuals at one time, were allowed into the funeral home and at the church during visitation. All attendees were required to wear a proper face covering. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Patty’s honor to benefit the Lenawee Humane Society.


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