Kay Ross, age 75, died Thursday morning, July 14, 2011, at the Harry Hynes Hospice, Via Christi St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas.
She was born December 31, 1935, at Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of Byron Harrison and Olive Lorene (Randolph) Fisher. As a young girl, she attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1953.
On June 12, 1953, she married Wayne Robert Ross. After their marriage the couple made their home in Meade. Over the years, Kay has been involved in many different community endeavors including working for the State of Kansas SRS as the Office Clerk for twenty-two years.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Meade, having served as a Sunday School Teacher, the church secretary and bookkeeper, and singing in the church choir; and a member of the Maia Club Federated. She enjoyed sewing, craft work, attending to her yard and flowers, and reading.
She is survived by: Her children, Diantha Partin and husband Gary of Amarillo, Texas, Teresa Ellis and husband Rocke of Castle Rock, Colorado, Donna Henry and husband Darryl of Colby, Kansas, Tim Ross and wife Lori of Meade, Kansas, Cheryl Copeland and husband Chadd of Plainville, Kansas; A sister, Elaine Sawyer and husband Alfred of Meade, Kansas; Grandchildren, Aimee Campbell and husband Wes, Jill Sparks and husband David, Jason Ellis and wife Becca, Chris Ellis and wife Elizabeth, Tiffany Hunt and husband D.J., Chad Ellis, Caitlyn Henry, Callie Henry, Gray Henry, Lindsey Ross, Ashton Ross, Blaire Ross, Ross Copeland, Courtney Copeland, Jared Copeland, and Tanner Copeland; Great-grand children, Brooklyn Campbell, Nate Sparks, Sophie Ellis, Madison Ellis, Allysen Hunt, Grady Hunt, and Ryah Ellis; Nephews, David Sawyer & Richard Sawyer; Great-Nieces, Sabrina Sawyer & Megan Cargill; and Great- Nephew, Clayton Cargill.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne of April 20, 1997; a daughter, Jill Ann Ross on November 1, 1957; her parents; a brother, Robert Max Fisher, on October 19, 1984; and a sister, Anna Mae Fisher, on August 19, 1931.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the United Methodist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Interment followed in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church or Harold Hynes Memorial Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com