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Retired USAF MSgt. Reuben Jefferson Ross, 76, of Belleville, Ill., born July 19, 1937, in Anderson County, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Ross was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, serving for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. Sr. and Sallie, nee Cummings, Ross; a sister, Betty Greene; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Thuenemann and Roy Mollet.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy M. "Dot", nee Thuenemann, Ross, whom he married Oct. 8, 1955, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; a son, Shawn J. Ross of Belleville, Ill.; a granddaughter, Leah M. Ross; two brothers, Thomas A. (Imogene) Ross and James C. (Donna) Ross, both of South Carolina; three sisters, Roxie Delonch of Dallas, Texas, Loretta (Alfred) Mulle, and Jeanette (Mancel) Chadwick, both of South Carolina; three sisters-in-law, Edna Mollet of Port Orchard, Wash., Jane Heely of New Baden, Ill., and Virginia "Sis" Thuenemann of New Baden, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the
, to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or in the form of Mass Offerings. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private graveside services will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 27, 2014
George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street Belleville, IL 62220