Mary Virginia Ross 1921 - 2011 Lawrence
Graveside services for Mary Virginia Ross, 89, Lawrence, formerly of Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.
She died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence.
She was born in Topeka on Nov. 26, 1921, the daughter of Warren Winfield and Violet Marie Cozad Wilcox. She was a 1940 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka.
Mrs. Ross worked at Jostens American Yearbook in Topeka for many years and also was a cook for the Perry and Perry Lecompton High School, the Lawrence Sale Barn and Ira Price Café in Topeka. She was a member of the Perry United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 142 in Perry.
She married Jessie Don Ross on April 26, 1941, in Topeka. He preceded her in death Sept. 9, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Shannon Gowing, and three brothers.
She is survived by a son, Pat Ross and wife Mary, Lawrence; two daughters, Gail Robinson, Lawrence, and Sharon Cox and husband Neil, Ozawkie; a brother, Carl Wilcox, Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ross will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. The casket will remain closed.
The family suggests memorials to Grace Hospice or to the American Arthritis Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 602, 1220 Walnut St., Oskaloosa, KS 66066.
Online condolences may be sent at barnettfamilyfh.com.