Waneta Rhodes Gross, 77 - Corning, NY

Waneta Rhodes Gross, 77 of Corning, NY passed away quietly Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 17, 1933 in Chloe, WV to the late Philip and Chessie Ola Jarvis Rhodes.

Waneta married Morton Gross in 1955 when he was working in Parkersburg, WV. They relocated to Lawrenceville, PA and finally to Corning in October of 1961.

Waneta worked throughout her life. She worked in a Soda Shop, Yonkers Garment Factory, the A&P Plant, Beaver Dams 7-11, and as a Bus Driver for the Corning School District. She ended her career working at the Corning Hospital snack bar.

She is survived by her step children and children; Morton T. (Fayne) Gross, Deltona, FL, (stepson) Gordon Gross, Apex, NC, (stepdaughter) Dawn (Sam) Dickerson, Apopka, FL, Vivian Joan (Dave) Ancell, Clarksburg, WV, Sonja Gross, Corning, NY, John (Susan) Gross, Painted Post, NY, Philip (Tina) Gross, Lawrenceville, PA and Hiram Gross, Corning, NY. Her sister; Sarah Yeager, Parkersburg, WV. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Waneta was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Garland C. Greathouse, her sister, Dorla Heater and her husband of 50 years, Morton Gross.

A funeral service will be Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oka Church.