Sarah Elizabeth Gross, age 44 of Tipp City passed away at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Born December 20, 1972 in Troy, OH to Michael G. and Elizabeth “Betty” M {Kuether} Gross. 

She is survived by her parents, sister, Laura A. Gross and brother Brad (Patti) Gross all of Tipp City along with nieces and nephews Lynnette (Sal) Olveralayna, Jonathan Pearson, Katherine, Michael & Missy Gross  and 2 great nephews, Roman and Ivan Olveralayna.

Sarah was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School; she played soccer, basketball and softball and was involved in 4-H.  While a student at the University of Dayton, Sarah received an award of excellence for outstanding academic achievement in the MBA program in 2000.  As a Marketing Professor at Sinclair, she was the winner of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Teaching Excellence award.  Sarah was awarded the 2007 Wal-Mart Teaching Excellence award by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. She was an avid rock climber, traveler and loved the outdoors.  Sarah loved being with family, friends  and her dog; Obie.

Mass of Christian burial, 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 753 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, OH; Father Eric Bowman, Celebrant.  Burial to follow in St. John’s Cemetery.  Visitation 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at St. John’s Church and one hour prior to Mass on Tuesday.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Contributions may be made in loving memory of Sarah Gross, c/o Tipp City Foundation, PO Box 626, Tipp City, OH 45371.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.fringsandbayliff.com