Lois Irene Ross

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lois Irene Ross, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1925. She married Roy Robert Ross on Oct. 19, 1941, in Carson City, Nev. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1998.

Lois was raised in Cheyenne, Wyo. She lived a number of years in St. Louis, Mo., and worked for 20 years at the International Hat Factory. Lois has lived in Nevada since 1984. She and her husband spent many years delivering meals-on-wheels. She also worked for nine years at McDonald's in Nevada until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the Rebekah's Lodge, and attended the Pentecostal Assembly Church in Nevada.

Survivors include one daughter, Loretta Painter, Nevada; one son, Leroy Ross, Sr. and his wife, Linda, Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Bill Maylan, state of Nevada, and John Maylan, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Delberta Maylan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept.14, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. An interment service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. Louis, with the Rev. Richard Swiney officiating.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family receives friends on Monday, Sept. 13, at the funeral home between 7 and 8 p.m.

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