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Dora Gross

March 20, 1933 — July 6, 2021

Dora M. Gross, 88, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday July 6 after a lengthy illness.

Dora was born on March 20, 1933 in Niles to the late Cecil and Bessie (Fulkerth) Hart.

On July 12, 1951 in Buchanan she married Robert Gross who passed away in 1992.

She is also preceded in death by her sons, Robert Jr. and Daniel Gross, as well as her 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Patricia (Kurt) Shepard of Niles, grandchildren; Raven, Bill, Brent, Steven, and Marita, great grandchildren; Ella, Drake, Peyton, Lily, Niklaus, Matthew, Tyler and Damon.  She is also survived my numerous nieces and nephews.

Dora had worked at Gene’s Polly Clean many years ago.  She enjoyed collecting knickknacks and unique items.  Dora also enjoyed sewing.  She was a Cubs and Braves fan.  Dora and her special friend Denver Bartley would go for walks all over town.  It was common to see the two of them strolling down the street.  More than anything, Dora loved her family.  It was always a special time for her when she was able to be with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service for Dora will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Silverbrook Cemetery at 11am.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Memorials in Dora’s name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Friday, July 30, 2021

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