Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of the late Onolee (Miller) and Woodrow Piehl.
She is survived by her two sons, Darrel Gross, of Wapakoneta, and James (Amanda) Gross, of Wapakoneta; by a step-daughter: Melinda (Rod) Ritchie, of Wapakoneta; by a granddaughter, Allison Gross, of Wapakoneta; by two step-grandchildren: Cassandra Gross and RaShell Gross; and by a great-granddaughter, Melody James. She is also survived by her siblings, Stephen (Diana Moeller) Piehl, of Cincinnati, William (Diane Bambauer) Piehl, of New Knoxville, Fred (Diane Doseck) Piehl, of New Knoxville, Julie (Mike) Pine, of Columbia City, Ind.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by one nephew, Woody Piehl.
Judy was a 1969 graduate of New Knoxville High School. She was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She also had a great love for animals and pets and enjoyed going fishing.
She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.
Funeral rites will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Room of the First United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Chuck Moeller officiating. Private family burial rites will be held at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in the Heritage Room of the church, where memorial gifts may be given to the Radio Broadcast Fund of the church or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring St., New Knoxville.