Mrs. Ruby Gross
Tuesday 18th of July 1933 - Saturday 9th of March 2019
Ruby Gross, 85, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert Gross, her son; Mike Gross, her parents; Floyd and Pheaby Powell, a brother; J.W. Powell, her sister; Gertrude Helton, a niece; Emma Jean Bell, and a nephew; James Whitson.
Ruby is survived by three children; Kandy (Greg) Stanley of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelly (Tom) Bannon of Louisville, Kentucky, and Darrell Gross of Lexington, Kentucky, a step-daughter; Brenda Holcomb of Harlan, Kentucky, a daughter-in-law; Cindi Gross of Lexington, Kentucky, seven grandchildren; Glenn Croker, Jennifer (Jason) Varney, Jessica (Tony) Capps, Ashley (Mike) Andriakos, Celia Gross, David Holcomb and Anjienette Holcomb, eight great-grandchildren; Taylor, Hunter, Tyson, Jacob, Khloe, Hallee, Willie and Cam, sisters; Peggy Whitson and Nina Zarifian of Lexington, Kentucky and several special nieces and nephews.
Ruby loved her family just as much as she loved her church. She was a member of Clays Mill Church of God where she sang in the choir and was so happy that she sang a solo on the CD that the church made. Ruby loved to sing and if she didn’t remember the words she just made them up. At times they were very humorous and brought tears of laughter to all of us. It was those special times that really were a blessing to all of us and those memories we will all share together forever.
Ruby also loved her job at JC Penney and Mr. Wiggs department stores. She never minded one bit to work all those holiday hours because she loved her interaction with all the people and they loved her. We always heard comments from her coworkers about how sweet Ruby was.
As Ruby got older, she transitioned to assisted living. She received great care from her loving caregivers. As we grew to love them too so many of them became like family.
Today we all have great comfort knowing that Mom, Nannie, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Ruby, the friend of many, is now singing in God’s heavenly choir and she is probably teaching them a few new verses.
We will all miss her terribly but we have so many sweet memories that we will all cherish forever. May God bless all of us, just as she always said.
The Powell Familysays
Kelly and family, So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to cousin Ruby on the phone. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Clarence and Millie Powell and family
Sending sincere condolences from the Kincer family. We were blessed to have the Gross family as neighbors for 40+ years. Mrs. Gross was one of the kindest and most sincere people. We spent a lot of time over the years at the fence visiting. When I was young, I loved going to JC Penney just to say hello to her. Her faith has become sight. Rest in peace Ruby Gross. Praying for the entire family.
So sad about Ruby. Just know she was a loved lady.Love and prayers for all the family from the family of Mildred Spurlock-Osborne.
Ruby was a blessed member of our family. She will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her.
Kelly and familysays
Prayers for you all in this difficult time. I felt like I knew your mom with the sweet stories your shared with me. I am sorry for your loss! Leslie Williams
Ruby was such a blessing to not only us but to everyone who met her. We will cherish her memory for a lifetime. Our loss is Heaven's gain.