Shirley M. Ross
Shirley M. Ross, 88, of Farmers Branch, TX, formerly of Springfield, IL died at 6:55 pm, Friday, April 24, 2015. She was born November 11, 1926, in Peru, IL to Albert and Alma Holtz Traeger. She married James D. Ross on September 20, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1974. Preceding her in death also was her son, Blaine Ross.
Surviving are one son, Blake (Sara) Ross of Pleasant Plains; one daughter, Kimberly Ross of Farmers Branch, TX; two grandchildren, James and Ellen Ross; two brothers: Ray (Helen) Traeger and Al Traeger, both of Springfield; her twin sister, Evelyne Traeger of Springfield; one sister-in-law: Cece Traeger of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She retired from the United States Postal Service where she worked as a mail sorter for 10 years. She was an avid dog lover.
Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 am Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Ladd Sonnenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Animal Protective League.