Betty Louise Ross
Betty Louise Ross, 79, of Mt. Vernon died 12:43 p.m. March 4, 2005,
at the home of her daughter.
She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Mt. Vernon to John C. and Ruth (Kern)
Turpin. Mrs. Ross was a sales clerk, working at Peers Shoe Store,
Montgomery Ward, Dollen's Shoe Store and ended her career with Lynn
No public services will be held. Visitation is set for 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacque Ragain and husband Dan of
Mt. Vernon and Julie Ross of Mt. Vernon; son Jerry Ross and wife Kim
of Marion; grandchildren Mallory, Joshua, Brittany, Phoebe and Jacob;
step-grandchildren Candice, Megan and Tyler; brothers John W. Turpin of
Mt. Vernon and Allen Eugene Turpin and wife Marge of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Betty was devoted to helping any way she could. She was a devoted mother
and grandmother. Her family was very important to her. The promise of her
life shows through in her children. She helped raise her brothers and helped
her mother. Betty continues to help those who were most important to her as
well as all that knew her, even in death. Betty donated her body to science
at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale in order to
help the students further their education in medicine. She was a member of
Epworth United Methodist Church.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Good Samaritan
Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call
618-242-3348 for further information.
Date: 9 Mar 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman