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Ross, Jeraldine L.
Jeraldine L. "Jerry" Ross, 87, of Monmouth, died at 6:49 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1924 in Warren County, the daughter of Clay Roy and Cara Meadows Smith. She married Earl L. Ross Sr. on August 1, 1942 in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on February 25, 2007.

She is survived by three daughters, Rose (and Kendall) Tippett of Monmouth, Martha (and Jerry) Brock of Roseville, and Mary (and Clayton) Dean of Monmouth; five sons, Danny Ross, Terry Ross, Gary (and Debbie) Ross, and Michael (and Jody) Ross, all of Monmouth and Russell (and Theresa) Ross of Colville, Wash.; and a daughter-in-law, Lilly Ross of Monmouth; grandchildren, Rodney (and Todd Ettinger) Tippett, Robert (and Kayla) Tippett, James Tippett, Dale (and Rebel) Brock, Salinda (and Doug) Shinn, Quinton (and Christine) Lovitt, Gregory Lovitt, Ted (and Diana) Lovitt, Jessica Barron, Julie Ross, Danielle (and Daymond) Kushmer, Tarri Marie (and Danny) Ussery, Nicholas (and Heidi) Ross, Trista Ross, Jasmine Ross, Shannon (and Homady) Sylla, Willie Ross, Earl Ross, Daisha (and Jason) Pohern, Eric (and Emmanuel) Ross, Jamison Ross, Amber (and Casey) Stinson, and Karlee Ross; great grandchildren, Nathan Tippett, Jenna Tippett, Brice Brock, Jacob Brock, Isabella Brock, Briar Shinn, Zoe Shinn, Emma Shinn, Gracie Shinn, Leah Shinn, Summer (and Marcus Talivaa) Lovitt, Erica (and Nicholas Clark) Lovitt, Heather (and Edward) Santos, Autumn Hansen, Taylor Lovitt, David Lovitt, Natalie Barron, Nathanial Barron, Desirae Arteaga, Sebastian Arteaga, Erionn Wallace, Davion Wallace, Alexandria Ryner, Nicholas Ryner, Hlayna Ryner, Jordan Ryner, Maxine Ross, Seth Ross, Caleb Ross, Bailey Ross, Malek Sylla, Elizabeth Ross, Zachery Ross, Earl Ross, Roger Ross, Regan Ross, Paityn Pohern, Sajon Pohern, Brayton Pohern, Skylar Stinson, Marylou Stinson, and Kayden Ross; and great-great grandchildren, Quincy Talivaa, Tatianna Talivaa, Ella Talivaa, Maddox Lovitt, Ethan Santos, and Naylani Santos. Several step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by two sons, Earl Jr. and Ronnie; an infant daughter, Joanne; a grandson, Tracy Ross; and two brothers, Rex and Dale Smith.

Jerry was a homemaker. In her later years, she attended Gordon Behrents Senior Center in Galesburg. She attended First Christian Church in Monmouth.

Cremation will be accorded. A family dinner in honor of Jerry will be held at Costello Terrace in Monmouth. Family graveside service will be later at Asbury Cemetery, near Roseville. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Monmouth or a charity of the donors choice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service of Galesburg is assisting with arrangements. To view a listing of Jerry's extensive family or to leave online condolences, please visit www.h-p-w.com.
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