Barbara Ross, age 78 of Rock Rapids, IA died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids, IA.
Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Jurrens Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Shelly officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Doon, IA.
Family will be greeting guests from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids on Wednesday morning.
Barbara Beth Ross was born July 31, 1935 in Doon, IA to Albert and Beulah (Kahl) Ross. She was raised in Doon, IA and graduated from Doon High School. Barb enjoyed the restaurant business and spent nearly her entire life fixing and serving delicious food to her customers and friends. She began her working career in 1958 at the Corner Café restaurant in Doon, which she later bought and named ‘Barb’s Café’. She then worked at Pete’s Steakhouse in Doon before moving to Rock Rapids in 1988. In Rock Rapids Barb went to work at Sportsman’s and worked there until the fire at which time she retired. Barb attended Doon First United Methodist Church while she lived in Doon. She enjoyed sports very much and was an avid golfer and bowler. She was quite good at both sports and belonged to leagues. She also enjoyed very much playing cards with a special group of dear friends. They spent many hours enjoying each other’s company. She was loved by her family. Having never married or having children of her own she became a grandmother figure to her niece and nephews. She never missed a game of theirs. Also, she enjoyed camping with her family at the Lakes and even spent some time working at the Sandbar Beach in Spirit Lake. This past Saturday morning Barb passed away at the Lyon Manor Nursing Home at the age of 78. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her brother, Forest (Karen) Ross of Canton, SD; nieces and nephews, Jim (Debbie) Ross and their children Crystal and Nicole all of Baltimore, MD; Patrick Ross and his son Carson from Canton, SD; mark Ross of Kansas City, KS; Scott Ross and fiancé Kayla and sons Rex and Jaxson all of Archer, IA; Kathryn (Randy) Limke of Sioux Falls, SD.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Roland Ross.