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Rita Crump

August 22, 1982 — October 15, 2023


Rita Mae Gross Crump, 40, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023 in Monroe County.  Born on August 22, 1982 in Cape Girardeau, MO she was a daughter to David “Steve” Gross and Petra J. Garner.  She lived in Monroe County for several years and she worked at the Aberdeen Marina.  


Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on October 28, 2023 at Morley Baptist Church in Morley, MO.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.  Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home of Amory is assisting the family locally.


She is survived by one daughter, Jalynn J. Johnson of Bragg City, MO; son, Wesley C. White of Vanduser, MO; mother, Petra J. Garner (Tom) of Bragg City, MO; father, David “Steve” Gross (Robin) of Vanduser, MO; sister, Stephanie Casey (Jake) of Vanduser, MO; brother, Blake Garner of Bragg City, MO; step sisters, Candice Crow (Michael) of Cape Girardeau, MO and Jerrica Schlosser (Drew) of Scott City, MO; stepbrother, David McKnight (Natalie) of Sikeston, MO; grandmothers, Rita Belue of Aberdeen and Darlene Garner of Sikeston, MO; 4 aunts, Vickie Wallace of Granite City, MO, Gracie Stovall of Morley, MO; Reba Somers of Sikeston, MO, and Peggy Guyton of Aberdeen, MS; 5 uncles, Jimmy, Jerry, and Joe Belue of Aberdeen, MS, George Gross of Morehouse, MO, and Don Cross of St. Louis, MO; step aunts, Patty Smith (Lane), Barbara Brown (Billy) of Sikeston, MO, Peggy Bright (Kenny) of Crowder, MO, Brenda Bryant (Ronnie) of Vanduser, MO, and Angie Sloan of Jackson, MO; and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.


She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Jim Belue, Tom Gross, Carol Garner and Harley Davison; grandmothers, Ethel Mae, and Tilda Davison; aunts, Lucy Dudley, Betty Holland, Virginia Sue Swan, and Jane Groff; uncles, John Belue, Tom Gross, Jr., William “Buddy” Gross, Roy Gross, and Fred Gross.


In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts to the family are appreciated but not necessary.


Food can be dropped off at Morley Baptist Church, Stephenson St, Morley, MO.


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