Frances Gruber, 85, of Bluff City, a beloved mother and grandmother, died Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family. She was born in Pleasantville, NJ on March 21, 1932, the daughter of Curtis and Mary Palmer. Frances grew up in Southern New Jersey but was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Earnest W. Gruber.
She is survived by five children, Ritchie Gruber, Susan Schriever, and Dana Moore of Chesapeake, VA, Patti Porter of Bluff City TN, and Lisa McMahon of Blacksburg, VA; 14 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and sister Margaret Gooch of Linwood, NJ.
A graveside service at Colonial Grove Memorial Park will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Amedisys Hospice #6 Jack White Dr. Kingsport TN 37664.
The family thanks the wonderful staff at Bristol Regional Medical Center and Amedisys Hospice for their compassionate care and support during this time.