Alma Hutchcraft Gross

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*Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.  Thanks, Gail!


        Mrs. Alma Gross, 64, the wife of Harley Gross, well-known Wayne City man, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday April 12, 1974, in Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She was a housewife and for years her husband was a state road maintenance man.  He was also a bus driver for Aden school.

        Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Richardson's Funeral Home with Rev. Hosea Caldwell officiating and with burial in Garrison Cemetery.

        Mrs. Gross was born in Hamilton County, March 29, 1910, the daughter of Thomas and Sena Thomason Clark Hutchcraft.  On June 4, 1932, she was married to Harley Gross, who survives.  She was a member of the Friendly Zion General Baptist Church.

        Surviving are her husband; two sons, Charles and Thomas, both of Minerva; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Reed, of Decatur; and Mrs. Margie Sue Loker, of Keenes; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Johnny Hutchcraft, of McLeansboro; Howard Hutchcraft, of Gibson City; and Sessel Clark, of Dahlgren; and five sisters, Pearl Turner of Fairfield; Maxey Perry of McLeansboro; Ruth Johnson of Gibson City; Madge Johnson of Peoria; and Celia Moore of Tremont.

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