Doris Gripp Sass, Age: 99
Mar 15, 1920 -- Apr 5, 2019

Doris Gripp Sass, 99, Kansas City, KS, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the River Bend Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. with the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. Doris was born March 15, 1920, in Phillipsburg, KS the daughter of David and Lotus (Hawkins) Patterson and was a 1938 graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph. On January 7, 1942 she was married to Arden Gripp in San Diego just before he was sent to the South Pacific with U.S. Army. She then returned to the Kansas City area and became a "Rosie the Riveter" at the North American Bomber Plant during World War II. Doris had attended Victory Hills Church of the Nazarene and the Welborn Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Arden L. Gripp in 1977 and Joe Sass in 1993 and her 7 sisters and 1 brother. Doris is survived by 5 children and their spouses, Edward and Bonnie Gripp, Donald Gripp and Eula Rose, Robert and Christine Gripp, Ardith and Otis Pearce, Mary Beth and Don Palmer, 13 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 



Condolences

Tom & Marylyn Owens Apr 03 ,2019

Friend from Welborn Church ,Kansas City ,Kansas

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Doris but what an incredibly long,full life!! “Rosie the Riveter” has always been one of my heroes-God bless her! She was such a sweet, soft spoken woman & we always enjoyed seeing her at Welborn-she was a stalwart of that Church. It is always hard to say gpod bye to your loved one but 99–that is amazing!! God bless her entire family (& what a LARGE family!) and may the Lord heal your hurting hearts.

Nancy Spangler Apr 03 ,2019

I remember Doris when we attended Welborn Church together. Doris was a lovely lady and always a sweet smile on her face. God Bless each of you as you grieve this wonderful lady.

Janis R Camerlinck Apr 03 ,2019

Friend from Welborn Church ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My sympathies to the Sass family. Doris was such a sweet person and we enjoyed her at Welborn Community Church. Will keep you in my prayers.

Jeanne Strange Apr 04 ,2019

Neighbor ,Gladstone ,Missouri

My heart went out to your family for the loss of Doris. I loss my mother over 10+ years ago. But I found comfort in these few scriptures. I hope they find comfort for you during this difficult time. Psalms 37:9,-11,29 9 For evil men will be done away with,j But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth.k 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more;l You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.m 11 But the meek will possess the earth,n And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance 29 The righteous will possess the earth,i And they will live forever on it.j Please look up these scriptures in your own copy of the Bible. It will give you confidence you will see Doris again under righteous condition where she is no longer sick but restored youth and healthy. If you enjoyed reading about this hope, you can read more of God's great plans for our future at www.jw.org Your neighbor, Jeanne Strange

Joe Williams Apr 05 ,2019

Great nephew ,AGENCY ,Missouri

With deepest sympathy to the family I have many great memories from my childhood of Aunt Doris. She was such a wonderful, sweet lady. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Joe Williams

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Apr 05 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Apr 05 ,2019
Time:
11:00 AM
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