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ROSS, Stienka 1866-1940

ROSS, SWYTER, DIRKS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2012 at 14:08:03

Mrs. Evert A. Ross Has Passed Away

Passed Away At Her Home Monday Evening Following An Illness Of Several Weeks

Funeral Service Thursday

Rites Will Be Held In First Christian Reformed Church With Burial In That Cemetery

Mrs. Evert A. Ross, who has been very ill for the past few weeks passed away early Monday evening, October 20th, in her home in the Ross Building, she having reached the age of seventy-four years, one month and twenty-nine days at the time of her death.

Mrs. Ross had been in poor health for a considerable period of time, but only during the last few weeks has her condition been really serious.

Mrs. Ross was born in Germany on August 23, 1866, the daughter of William Swyter and Minert Dirks. She came to America when a girl and on March 1887, she became the bride of Evert A. Ross, and they lived together for fifty-one years, until the death of her husband in July, 1939.

Following her marriage Mrs. Ross lived on a farm in Shiloh township for more than forty years before moving to Wellsburg about twelve years ago, where she had since made her home.

To this union thirteen children, two of which died in infancy, were born. Those left to mourn a kind and loving mother are: Mrs. Louie Bakker, who lives south of Wellsburg; Mrs. Will Mudderman, of Stout; Mrs. John Bakker, Mrs. Ebbo Heikens, Mrs. Wort Riekena, Mrs. John Miller, Albert Ross, Willie Ross, Mrs. Ebe Harms, Evert E. Ross and Tena Ross, all of Wellsburg. She leaves also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a large number of relatives and a great host of friends and acquaintances, who will greatly miss her, and remember her as a true friend to all.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, services to be held at 1:00 o'clock in the home and later in the First Christian Reformed church, west of Wellsburg, with interment in the cemetery at the church.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 23 October 1940

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Funeral Services For Mrs. E. A. Ross On Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Evert A. Ross, Sr., who passed away at her home here Monday, was held from the home and from the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg on Thursday afternoon, the services being conducted by the Rev. L. F. Voskuil, assisted by Rev. Wm. Landsiedel.

Casketbearers were George H. Geerdes, Earl Greany, John Eckhoff, Dick Weichers, Joh DeNeui and Albert J. Geerdes. Interment was made in the cemetery at the church.

Mrs. Evert A. Ross was born on August, 23rd, 1866, in Germany, the daughter of William and Minert Swyter, and came to America with her parents at the age of sixteen years, coming directly to Grundy county where she made her home continuously until death called her on October 21st, 1940, at the age of seventy-four years, one month and twenty-nine days.

In March 1887, she was united in marriage with Mr. Evert A. Ross, and together the couple lived for fifty-one years, until the death of Mr. Ross, in July, 1939. They made their home on a farm in Shiloh township until about twelve years ago, when they retired and moved to Wellsburg, where she had since made her home.

To this lasting union were born thirteen children, two of whom died in infancy. Those left to mourn the passing of a kind and loving mother are: Mrs. Louis Bakker, who lives south of Wellsburg; Mrs. Will Mudderman, of Stout; Mrs. John Bakker, Mrs. Ebbo Heikens, Mrs. W. W. Riekena, Mrs. John Miller, Albert Ross, Willie Ross, Mrs. Ebe Harms, Evert E. Ross and Tena Ross, all of Wellsburg. She also leaves a number of grandchidlren and great-grandchildren and large circle of relatives and friends who will mourn the passing of a true and proven friend.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Minert Swyter, Mrs. Arend Ornhous, Mrs. Ralph Fisher and Mr. Henry Eckhoff, of Clara City, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Sid Riggler, of Forest City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder, Jr., and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swyter and Mr. George Daniels, of Titonka, Iowa; John Hartman and daughters of Buffalo Center; Mrs. Wm. Daniels, of Ackley; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schipper and family, Kesley; Mr. and Mrs. Heiko T. Neessen and Mr. and Mrs. Claus Neessen, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. John Neessen, of Parkersburg, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klunder, Sr., Mrs. Fred Klunder, Jr., and Mrs. Dan Klunder, of Holland; Mrs. Raymond Murphy, of Waterloo.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 30 October 1940

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Mrs. Evert Ross Dies After Stroke Two Weeks Ago

Mrs. Evert Ross died at her home in Wellsburg Monday evening. Two weeks before her death she suffered a stroke which nearly completely paralyzed her. Her health had been failing for some time before.

Mrs. Ross was 74 years old. She was born in Germany Aug. 23rd, 1866. She came to Grundy county with her parents about sixty years ago and made her home continually in Wellsburg and vicinity. She was married to Evert Ross March 18, 1887. The couple began housekeeping on a farm near here. Mr. Ross died a year and a half ago.

Surviving are three sons and seven daughters. The sons are Evert and Will from Wellsburg and Albert from Hubbard. The daughters are Mrs. John Bakker, Mrs. L. Bakker, Mrs. Ebbo Heikens, Mrs. Wert Riekena, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Tena Ross, all of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Will Mudderman from Stout.

Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon and later at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. Rev. Louis Voskuil will conduct the services. Burial will be beside the husband in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


 

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