Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Ethel L. Ross, 85, St. Marys, died at 3:40 p.m. July 2, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born April 11, 1925, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to Howard and Helen Moyer Rucker. On July 16, 1945, she married Charles P. Ross, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, E. Darlene (James) Hollman, St. Marys; a son, Charles "Bud" (Kay) Ross, St. Marys; a sister, Elsie Mae Michelson, Black River Falls, Wisc.; a brother, Richard (Jean) Rucker, Tipp City; four half-sisters, Lucy (Bud Casper) Custer, Banning, Calif., Evelyn (Bob) Papenfus, Beavercreek, Nellie (Dick) Parks, La Quinta, Calif., and Rosa Lee Sipple, Fernadina Beach, Fla.; a half-brother, Oliver "Tink" (Lottie) Cumpston, Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Elzie, Woodrow and Cecil Rucker; and a step-father, Oliver Cumpston Sr.
She was a homemaker. She worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, where she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. She also worked at the St. Marys Cotton Mill.
Funeral rites are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.