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Joan Gross

February 17, 2019

Joan Gross – age 88, of Hays, Kansas died Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. She was born September 5, 1930, in Baltimore, Maryland to Robert and Ethel (McCommons) Shively. She married John M. Gross on November 26, 1948, in Elkton, Maryland.  He preceded her in death on February 3, 2015. Joan and John celebrated 66 years of marriage together.

She retired from Traveler’s Inn as the executive secretary in 1995.  She then moved with her husband John to Hill City, Kansas from Aurora, Colorado.  During her time in Hill City she relished working in her garden, cross stitching, quilting and volunteering at the hospital as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Club.  Joan and John moved to Hays, Kansas when John experienced health issues.  Joan was a loving mom, grandmother (MomMom) and wife.  She will be greatly missed by her family.

Survivors include four daughters, Ann Gross, Golden, CO; Susan Olezene, Littleton, CO; Terrie Woods and husband, Randy, Denver, CO; Candace Juntunen and husband Brad, Westminster, CO; three grandchildren, Carissa Le Brazidec and husband, Jean-Emilien; Elizabeth Juntunen and Nolan Juntunen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dale Shively and his wife, Nancy.

The family suggests memorials to Via Christi Village Care Center of Hays, Kansas.

There will be a private family inurnment in Colorado. Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919, East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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