Paula Gross

Paula Ann Gross (Neece)

Saturday, December 27th, 1952 - Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Paula Ann Gross, nee Neece, 66, of Lebanon, IL, passed away on September 2, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.

Paula was born December 27, 1952 in Granite City, IL. She was a secretary for the U.S. government for 25 years before retirement. Paula had a giving heart and contributed to Boys Town and Disabled Veterans Association. She cherished her children and especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Georgia (nee Schmidt) Neece.

Paula is survived by her children, Elizabeth Long of Belleville, IL, Woodrow J. Gross of Belleville, IL, and Adam (Teagan) Gross of Hecker, IL; former husband/father of her children, Woodrow W. Gross of Belleville, IL; special sister, Peggy Kruckeberg of Glen Carbon, IL; grandchildren, Annastacia Long and Cecil Long; and special friend, Grant Pellett.

The family of Ms. Gross would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cedar Ridge Heath and Rehab Center in Lebanon, IL for their love and care during the last months of her life.

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As per Paula’s wishes, she will be cremated, and no services will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.
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As per Paula’s wishes, she will be cremated, and no services will be held.


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Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

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