Judy Kay Gross, 62, of 15140 Valley Road, Wapakoneta, died at 5:44 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1949, in Lima, the daughter of Woodrow and Onolee (Miller) Piehl, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her two sons, Darrel Gross of Wapakoneta and James (Amanda) Gross of Wapakoneta; a stepdaughter, Melinda (Rod) Ritchie of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Allison Gross of Wapakoneta; two stepgrandchildren, Cassandra Gross and RaShell Gross; a great-granddaughter, Melody James; her siblings, Stephen (Diana Moeller) Piehl of Cincinnati, William (Diane Bambauer) Piehl of New Knoxville, Fred (Diane Doseck) Piehl of New Knoxville and Julie (Mike) Pine of Columbia City, Ind.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a 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 at 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 a.m. 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 to 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 W. Spring St., New Knoxville.