Doris L. Gross

23 May, 193131 December, 2017

Doris Lavon (Marquand) Gross, age 86, passed away at her home on December 31, 2017 at 1:30am. She was born to Howard and Sylvia (Tilly) Marquand on May 23, 1931 in Kokomo, IN. Doris was a 1949 graduate from Kokomo High School. She started working as a cashier for Indiana Bell Telephone. She married her first husband, Thomas V. Small in June 1950. She later worked as a medical receptionist and a medical transcriptionist in the lab at St. Joseph Hospital. After the death of her first husband, she married John M. Gross on November 5, 1965. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, sewing, being a talented artist and spending time with her family. Doris had a comical zest for life. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband John, her four children; C. Lynn (Small) (Greg) Enstrom, Tamara (Small) (Don) Jarvis, Kelly (Gross) (Steve) Schaub, Brett (Kelli) Gross; a brother, Thomas (Janice) Marquand of Kendallville In., 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Ross and a brother, Harry Marquand. A Celebration on Life will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street at 2:30pm with Rev. Gregory Enstrom officiating. The family will offer visiting hours between 12:30 and 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Doris’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society. You may visit to sign the guest book, leave a donation, or to leave a condolence for the family.

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Bob and Phyllis Stone

5 January 2018

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will miss Doris's humor in Panama City Beach.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Phyllis

2 January 2018

John, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave Hudson.

Cathy (Clark) Hoover

1 January 2018

The saying "it takes a village to raise a child" is so true for those that lived on "the circle". Doris was one of my many knew that what Doris said to you was true for every mom on that block. She taught her children the true meaning of friendship...which I have cherished for MANY years. Her legacy lives on... Prayers & love.

31 December 2017

I will miss my best friend of over seventy years. Doris always made the effort to visit or keep in touch no matter how many miles separated us. I will always remember that and that she loved a good laugh. My love to each of you. RosePeeler

31 December 2017

John, Doris, Rose and I spent many fun times together. Her always smiling humor will be missed.
Don Peeler


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