The Caddo Herald
March 10, 1922
A Pioneer Dies
At her home in Caddo last Thursday noon, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gross died after a long illness. The remains were buried in Caddo Cemetery Friday afternoon at 2:30. Funeral services were had at the home conducted by Rev. Naylor, pastor of the Methodist church of which she had been a lifelong member.
Mrs. Gross has suffered nearly three years with cancer. She bore the intense pain with fortitude, calmly and confidently awaiting her call to come home. All that medical science and loving hands could do was done for her comfort and relief. She was 71 years of age. Six years ago her husband died. She is survived by four children- J. G. and T. J. Gross and Mrs. Ida Shelby of Caddo, and Mrs. Bob Bell of Madill.
Mrs. Gross was one of the early settlers of Caddo. She raised her family here; was a member of the Methodist church, faithful to its teachings and practices. She was a good neighbor, a good mother. During her long sufferings she never complained. She humbly bowed to the will of the Master, trusting him all the way through.
In such a life as hers we have the Christian spirit exemplified to the perfection of faith and works. The world has been benefited by her life and the glory world enriched by her death. “Blessed are they who die in the Lord.”
Card of Thanks
We, the children of Mrs. Gross do not know how to express our appreciation and thanks to the many who were so thoughtful and helpful to us during the illness of our mother. Nobody could have done more; nobody could have been more helpful than the people of Caddo. It may not be until the great Recorder of Deeds opens His books that all these things shall be known, but we want you to know that our hearts are full of loving gratitude now to you. J. C. Gross, T. J. Gross, Mrs. Bob Bell, Mrs. Ida Shelby
Mary E. Gross, 1851-1922, CB block 1, Lot 46, Space 4
T. J. Gross, 10/27/1857-03/10/1916, CB block 1, Lot 46, Space 3