Mary Ann Gross, 74, Munjor, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

She was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Hays to Ignatius and Irene (Werth) Koerner.

She married Wilbert Gross on April 18, 1959, in Hays. She was a former licensed hairdresser and spent many years as a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of the Church, Munjor.

She enjoyed family gatherings with her children and grandchildren, and the special trips with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Munjor; two daughters, Shannon Meitler and husband, Roger, Plainville, and Kelly Spray and husband, Kip, Great Bend; a sister, Carol Weltmer, Great Bend; seven grandchildren, Kameron, Kaitlee and Kylee Spray, Chase Meitler, Kelcee Whinery and Justin and Ross Balthazor; and two great-grandchildren, Krew Whinery and Tate Balthazor.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Lynn Marie Gross and Jody Balthazor; and a brother, Fred Koerner.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in St. Francis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Christian Mothers rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a vigil at 6 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Christian Mothers of St. Francis Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

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