Carol Kay (Oshner) Gross of La Belle, MO. Mother Eagle and Coach is soaring the heavens with her Lord and Savior March 11, 2019.
Carol was born at the Grim Smith Hospital in Kirksville on September 15, 1949, to Samuel Harley and Dorothy Hellen (Simpson) Oshner. Carol was united in marriage to James Carter Gross July 12, 1970 and to this union three children were born Cher Anne (Heller) Gross, James Matthew Gross and Joshua Samuel Carter Gross.
Surviving are her husband Jim of La Belle, twin sister Farol Oshner Columbia, MO., daughter Cher Anne Heller (Mitch) Denver, Colorado, son James Matthew Gross (Christina) Highlands Ranch, Colorado and son Joshua Samuel Carter Gross Aurora, Colorado. Three grandchildren Laura Heller, Maxwell Heller, and Daisy Gross two step children Hailey Dagg and Gavin Dagg.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Sandrah Sue Cary, Judith Oshner and granddaughter Rosie-Lee Gross.
Carol graduated from Knox County High School in 1967 then graduated from Northeast Missouri Teachers College in 1971 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Art. Carol started teaching in Meadville, Missouri as a P. E. teacher and basketball coach. Carol was hired at Knox County in 1975. Carol taught and coached at Knox County School District for 31 years. While at Knox County, Carol coached boys and girls basketball, softball, tennis, track, and golf. During her time with the girls' basketball team she coached the team to several conference and district tournaments.