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Ollie James "Jim" Ross

October 20, 1937 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 79)

Ollie James "Jim" Ross, 79, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:15 A.M. August 9, 2017 at White Oaks Rehabilitation in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born October 20, 1937 in Beckley, West Virginia to the late William Lee and Virgie (Rose) Ross. Jim married Barbara Jean (Corbin) Ross on November 27, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 58 years of marriage.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Ross of Mount Vernon, Illinois; children, William Everett Ross and wife, Anne of Houston, Texas and Cindy Ross-Krueger of Opdyke, Illinois; grandchildren, James Krueger and wife, Bev of Centralia, Illinois and Amber Ross of Colorado; great-grandson, William Krueger of Centralia, Illinois; sister-in-law, Judy Ross of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son-in-law, John Krueger and his siblings, William Ross and Zella Adkins.

Jim worked at Elkay MFG Superintendent in Chicago, Illinois. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jim was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Graveside Service: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. at Wolf Prairie Cemetery in rural Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Chuck Smith officiating.

Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit for further information.

 Service Information

August 12, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Newell Funeral Home
601 South 42nd Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

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