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Alice Ross

August 13, 1909 — July 15, 2010

Rosary services for Alice A. Ross, 100, of Canadian, TX will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Mass will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Salibindla Bala Showreddy, officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 in Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John, KS under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, TX. Mrs. Ross passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 in Canadian, TX. She was born August 13, 1909 in Limon, CO to the late Mr. Thomas Culp and Mrs. Zella (Frisbie) Culp. The family moved to a farm they purchased in Pratt County, KS when Alice was 9. She attended country school through the 8th grade and then attended and graduated from Pratt High School. She met the love of her life, Charley M. Ross in Hutchinson, KS at the State Fair. They married August 10, 1930 in Emporia, KS. Born to this union were a son, Tommy and a daughter, Jeanie. They were farmer and ranchers at the base of Flint Hills in Greenwood County, KS and remained there until 1953 when they moved back to St. John, KS in the Pratt vicinity. Alice was a homemaker her whole life. She was an excellent seamstress, an accomplished gardener who canned and preserved all the families’ food. Even though they lived through the depression and World War II with all its rationing, the family did not know there were shortages of anything. She had a great talent of making something out of nothing. Her best accomplishment was her ability to love and laugh regardless of unpleasant circumstances. After the death of her husband of 56 years, Alice moved to Canadian, TX and shared a home with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In September of 2008 she moved in to the Edward Abraham Memorial Home and lived there until she went home. She was preceded in death by her son, Tommy M. Ross. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Pfannenstiel and husband Frank of Canadian, TX; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
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