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Obituaries

Obituaries

Howard Lee Ross 1940 - 2006 Lawrence

Services for Howard Lee Ross, 65, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Ross died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at his home.He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Croweburg, the son of Shedrick and Maxine Stephens Ross. He graduated from Arma High School and received an associate degree from Pittsburg State University.Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for Allied Signal in Lawrence and previously was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.He married Claudette Ross in 1966. They divorced in 1973. He married Linda Pretor on Sept. 19, 1992. She died Oct. 28, 2003.Survivors include his parents, Croweburg; six daughters, Kimberly Taylor, Lisa Ross and Sonia Ross, all of Detroit, Darchelle Ross-Sloan, Kansas City, Kan., and Michelle Ross and Gail Reginor, both of Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.E-mail condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Ross.