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Ruth Ross

September 13, 1932 — August 20, 2019

Ruth E. Ross, age 86 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her home in Austin. Ruth was born September 13, 1932 in Austin, Minnesota, to Charles and Dorlenne (Morgan) Joy. She graduated from Austin High School in 1950. On January 17, 1955, she married George “Pete” Ross in Austin, Minnesota. Ruth had a wonderful career being a housewife and cook for her family. She was a member of the Women’s Bowling Association and Hall of Fame, Girls and Boys Scout leader and a Youth Bowling League coach. She enjoyed camping, going up North, playing cards, puzzles, game shows and the casino. Ruth also loved being with family, laughing and fishing. Give her a book and a fishing pole and she was happy.

Survivors include son, George (Bunny) Ross of Rochester, Minnesota; two daughters, Diana Ross (special friends Minoc and Kathy ScabbyRobeParnett) of Austin, Minnesota, Debra (Blake) McCullough of Austin, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Derrick, Josh and George R.A. Ross, Aaron (Julie), Adam and Andrew McCullough, and MeShet (Heather) ScabbyRobeParnett; two great grandchildren, Tristan and Casper McCullough. She was proceeded in death by her mother, Dorlenne Joy; husband, George “Pete” Ross in 2006 and son, James Ross in 2013.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Grandview Cemetery, Austin, Minnesota.

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