VeteranByron Ross

Byron RossByron D. Ross, 96, of Rushville died at 6:55 p.m. Sept. 15, 2017, at Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mount Sterling.

He was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Rushville, a son of John Davis and Charlotte Mabel Tucker Ross. He married Rayetta Morgan on Nov. 5, 1946, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County. She preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 1996.

He also was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Ross; and one sister, Mabel E. Heath.

Surviving are three children, Dorcas (and Steve) Wood of Macomb and John (and Rose) Ross and Phyllis (and Stan) Prentice, both of Rushville; two sisters, Lela Tomlinson of Quincy and Ruth (and Richard) Diseron of Rushville; one brother, Maurice Ross of Rushville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild due shortly.

He served as a medic, stationed at Eglin Field, near Pensacola, Fla., with the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He farmed for most of his life retiring in 2003, but he still kept up on the markets and happenings at the farm.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church near Rushville, Gideons International and the Schuyler County Farm Bureau. He was a supporter of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or Gideons International.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/20/2017


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