George Albert Ross, 97, of Brookfield, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Brookfield Life Care Center. Memorial services will be at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.rhodesfh.com.


George Albert Ross, 97, of Brookfield, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Brookfield Life Care Center. Memorial services will be at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.rhodesfh.com.

He was born June 12, 1912, in Tina Mo., the son of Albert and Edna (Wallingford) Ross. He married Eleanor Benson Aug. 9, 1937, in Chillicothe, Mo. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this year. He was a farmer and was also employed by the City of Geneseo, retiring in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a son and spouse, Loren and Gayla Ross of Brookfield; six grandchildren and spouses, Diane and Richard Browning of Geneseo, Lori Woolsey of Geneseo, Jane and Larry Gray of Osco, Sue Ross of East Moline, Andrea and Johnny Davis and Tim Doran of Joplin, Mo.; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; family friends, Don and Dru Johnson of Geneseo, and a sister-in-law, Marlene Ross of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, five brothers and four sisters.