Robert Milen Ross 1929 - 2010

A memorial mass for Robert Milen Ross, 80, of De Soto will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 311 E 9th, Eudora. Burial will follow at De Soto Cemetery. A Rosary in his name will be said at 6 p.m. Thursday at De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Church Street, De Soto, with visitation following from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church. Mr. Ross died Jan. 11, 2010, at Kansas University Medical Center.
Mr. Ross was born May 19, 1929, in Kearney, Neb., to Floyd Millen and Edna Clara Czapla Ross. He grew up in Linwood and graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1946. Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Mary Anna Stuber in Bonner Springs on Feb. 23, 1952, and they lived in De Soto. He worked as an electrician for Hercules Inc. at Sunflower in De Soto for 40 years, retiring in 1991.He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the IBEW Union Local #226.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark; and great grandson, Brett. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; children: Michael and Kathleen Ross, De Soto, Sally and Bill Foss, Topeka, Sheryl and Charles Nunley, Topeka, Matthew and Maureen Ross, Linwood, Suzanne and Jim Sherman, De Soto, Stacy and Andy Kerr, De Soto; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Ross, Linwood; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or De Soto Boy Scout Troop 54. Online condolences may be sent to