Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ernest T. "Dutch" Ross 1906-1986

Ernest T. (Dutch) Ross was born a son of Joseph E. Ross and Oda Mae (Delancey) Ross on June 19, 1906 at Devils Elbow, Missouri, and he departed this life on Wednesday, April 2, 1986 at the Sunset Village of the Ozarks in Waynesville, Missouri, having attained the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 13 days.

“Dutch” was united in marriage to Julia (Wegener) Ross on June 25, 1932 at Clayton, Missouri, and to this union two children were born.  Mr. and Mrs. Ross had shared 54 years of love and devotion to each other.

He was a farmer in his early years.  He was a carpenter at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri during World War II, and he operated a service station and grocery store for twenty years.  He was also a float trip guide on many area rivers.  His favorite pass time was refinishing antique furniture.  He was an avid fisherman most of his life.

“Dutch” was a member of Masonic Lodge #375 A.F. and A.M. for forty-one years, and he was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #474.

“Dutch” is survived by his loving wife Julia of the home; one son, Robert of Longmont, Colorado and his daughter-in-law, Missy; one daughter, Shirley Wyatt and son-in-law, Charles of Gladstone, Missouri; six grandsons: Robert, Steven, and Alan Ross, Donald and Steven Wyatt, and James Camenisch; five sisters: Bertha Kelley of Columbia, Missouri, Cora Enloe of Wichita Falls, Texas, Susie and Sylvia Kuhns, and Inez Page, all of Dixon, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews; many other relatives, and friends.

“Dutch” will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Sandra Elaine Wyatt; four brothers: Jesse, Herbert, Everett, and Percy; two sisters, Nellie Shelden and Edna Hunter.

Visitation was held in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel Friday, April 4, 1986 with Masonic Services held at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. William Kempen officiating.  Music was provided by organist, Dorothy Moore, and Soloist

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Hunter, Don Ross, Loren Ross, Phillip Shelden, Donald Wyatt, and Steven Wyatt.  Honorary escorts were Morgan Harlan, Dick Hively, and Virgil Shelden.  Burial was in the Hooker Cemetery under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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