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Katherine R. Ross

Dec 14, 2017

October 1, 1926 - December 12, 2017

Katherine R. Ross, 91, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Willows in Mt. Pleasant.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillsboro Christian Church with Rev. David Callen officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt.Pleasant where the family will be present from 4:00-6:00 that evening. Memorials may be directed to the Hillsboro Christian Church or to the Willows in her memory.


Katherine was born on October 1, 1926, in Salem the daughter of George M. "Pat" & Gladys White King. She was united in marriage to Wm. M. Ross on June 9, 1946 at the Salem Friends Church; they were the first couple to be married in the church. He preceded her in death on August 16, 2006. Before her marriage she worked at Sheaffer Pen, after her marriage she helped her husband on the family farm. Katherine was a member of the Hillsboro Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and made many blankets for her family.


She is survived by her children: Penelope Ensminger of Mt. Pleasant, Kellie (Daniel) Henke of Quincy and Tony Ross; along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jessica (Brandon) Edgar and their children Deacon, Tatum and Liam, Mary (Daniel) Arroyo, Kate (Josh) Watts and their children Khloe and Alyna, and Amanda (Todd) Greip and their children Dalton, Madelyn, Brandon and Caylin; three brothers: Bill King of Mt. Pleasant, Bob King of Rodgers, Ark., Charles King of Memphis, Mo.; and one sister, Patty Nicol of N.C.


Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, Brandon W. Ross; three brothers: Jim, Merlin and Rex; and four sisters: Estyl, Linda, Joanne and Marilyn.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is handling the arrangements.

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