Lacella Gross

August 17, 1937 - January 27, 2020
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Lacella Genetta Gross, 82, of Dover died suddenly in her home on Monday, January 27, 2020.

A daughter of the late Arnell and Bessie (Patrick) Dunn, Lacella was born August 17, 1937 in Stella, Kentucky in Magoffin County.

On August 18, 1954, Lacella married the love of her life, Howard Earl Gross, in Magoffin Coun…

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Lacella Genetta Gross, 82, of Dover died suddenly in her home on Monday, January 27, 2020.

A daughter of the late Arnell and Bessie (Patrick) Dunn, Lacella was born August 17, 1937 in Stella, Kentucky in Magoffin County.

On August 18, 1954, Lacella married the love of her life, Howard Earl Gross, in Magoffin County, Kentucky, and they raised two children, Annette and Larry. The couple shared 61 years of marriage prior to Howard’s passing on June 1, 2016.

Lacella was a woman of great faith, which she nurtured as a longtime member of Lake Drive Fellowship in New Cumberland. God was first and foremost in her life and she prayed for God’s blessings on her family every single day.

She cherished her family and her greatest gift was the love and memories she bestowed upon them. In return, her family viewed her as their confidant, the rock that they could lean on and had the utmost confidence that their deepest secrets were safe with her.

Lacella enjoyed being in the company of her family and especially enjoyed finding treasures while antiquing with her daughter and sisters. She also took pride in cooking for her family, with the ingredients usually coming from the bounty of goods canned from her garden, as well as baking cookies for them.

In addition to gardening, Lacella also enjoyed flowers, was an avid collector of Scio Pottery dishes and porcelain dolls. Lacella had a special place in her heart for cats and found great joy in caring for the forgotten and unloved cats in the neighborhood.

Lacella is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Bruce Levengood; her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Tammy Gross; her grandchildren, Nathan (Julie) Levengood, Tyler (Kaylan) Levengood, Amber (Clint) Levengood, and Tara (Jordan) Swihart; great-grandchildren, Brandt Levengood, Emilia Levengood, Bennett Levengood, Lexi Swihart, and Lincoln Swihart; sisters, Mary Ann (Arthur) Wiltshire, and Frankie (Greg) Robinson; a brother, Michael (Tina) Dunn; and sisters-in-law, Helen Watson and Lenora Gross. She will be sadly missed by her family and her poodle, Blackie.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lacella preceded in death by her grandson Larry Todd “T.J.” Gross, Jr., and two brothers, Paul and Arna Dunn.

Visitation will be held in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM. A service celebrating Lacella’s life will be co-officiated by her son, Pastor Larry Gross and son-in-law, Elder Bruce Levengood, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at New Cumberland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lacella’s memory to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

New Cumberland Cemetery

Address:

, New Cumberland, OH,

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Betty Jo Lykins posted on 2/11/20

May the goodness of God mend the hearts of Lacell’s family. She was a beautiful woman. A wonderful relative a good friend and a true Christian. Love and prayers for her family.,

 

Lori Sicurella posted on 1/30/20

To Annette, Larry and Family, My heart is broken for your loss. Your Mom, is one of the sweetest ladies I every had the pleasure of knowing. She always treated me as one of her own. May her memories give you some type of comfort. Love you all. Lori Fach Sicurella

 

irene walls posted on 1/30/20

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. The Walls Family

 

Joe Snyder posted on 1/30/20

Annette, Bruce, & Family So sorry to hear of the passing of you Mom. thoughts, and prayers are with you during this time.

 

Valarie Crone posted on 1/30/20

My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. Lacella was such a loving and caring spirit. The stories, memories and time she shared with me, i will tresure forever. I will miss her terribly.....

 

Diana Howard posted on 1/29/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for Comfort for the family. Blessings Diana Lykins Howard

 

Jerri Sanders posted on 1/29/20

I'm so sorry for your loss , my prayers are with you and your family during the difficult time. May God embrass you during this time.

 

Scott Benish posted on 1/29/20

She was an outstanding woman. Saddened to hear of this news.

 

Beth Tedrow posted on 1/29/20

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

 

Pamela and John Levengood posted on 1/28/20

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Memories are eternal, love never ends...God bless all of you with comfort.

 

Steve & Sue Levengood Young posted on 1/28/20

I am so sorry to here about your loss ?. We are never ready for them to leave us. The love they have given us when they were alive survives in every memory and every story that you will remember and share with those you love. All my love to you! God bless and help you through this time and always.

 

Richard collinsworth posted on 1/28/20

So sorry for your lost ? of your mother and grandmother she was a wonderful lady

 

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