Obituary: Sylvia Grosch

Sylvia Grosch, 77, died on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Newton Medical Center.

Sylvia was born on July 25, 1938, to Wesley and Thelma (Weathers) Klauman in Morehead.

She married Billy Ward Grosch on Sept. 23, 1960. in Newton. They were married 55 years before her passing.

She was a hard-working mother who loved and took care of her grandchildren. When her health was good, she and Billy would go camping and take trips to South Dakota to visit family.Grosch

Sylvia is survived by her husband: Billy Ward; children Daniel J. McDowell and wife Cindy, Dennis McDowell and his wife Gail, Robert D. Grosch and wife, DeeAnn, Darrell Grosch and wife, Robin, and Billie Jo Dore and husband David; brothers Leslie Klauman and Elton Klauman; sister Evelyn Horn; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father: Wesley Klauman and Thelma Weathers.

Funeral service was on Monday, April 18, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside committal followed the service at Restlawn Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made out to Caring Hands Humane Society of Newton or Cancer Center of Kansas.

Sylvia had struggled with cancer and emphysema for many years prior to the time of her death. She will be remembered for being a hard working mother and her love and care for her grandchildren.

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