Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Keplinger Chapel for Ira B. Gross, 86, a resident of Willow Hall Nursing Home who died there at 11:45 a.m. Thursday of complications.
Dr. Roy Turley will officiate at the last rites and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p.m. today. Mr. Gross, a native and life resident of Blackford County, had been in failing health the past week.
Born January 14, 1896, Mrs. Gross was the son of John H. and Dora M. Bowman Gross. He was married to the former Lydia Williams, now deceased. A retired farmer, he once lived south of Hartford City. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. (Dorothy) Cheesman, Hartford City, a brother, Earl Gross, Bluffton; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers are deceased.
The Hartford City News Times, May 12, 1972
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman