Sylvia Jean Ross St. Johns Sylvia Jean Ross, age 72, passed away on November 6, 2013 at Grace Haven Assisted Living. A woman of multiple talents and a gift for laughter, Sylvia was born on December 7, 1940 in Manchester, South Dakota, the second of five daughters, to Robert and Lois Allen. Sylvia earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University and retired from Michigan State University as Manager of Medical Records at Olin Health Center. She is survived by her three children, Dave (Elaine) Ross of Ann Arbor, MI; Michael (Paul DeSandre) Ross of Atlanta, GA; Stacy (Neil) Prater of Atlanta, GA; four grandchildren, Lauren Ross, Andrew John "A.J." Ross, Quinn Prater and Isabella Prater; her four sisters, Sandra Flindt of Huron, SD, Janice Allen of Livonia, MI, Carole (Frank) Schwartz of Cary, NC, and Connie (Dennis) Schnabel of Mitchell, SD. Sylvia is also survived by her former husband, Quincy Ross of Las Vegas, NV. Sylvia will be missed by her friend and long time companion, Lannie Fisher of St. Johns and by the good people of Grace Haven Assisted Living. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. The family will receive relatives and friends for two hours before the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that contributions be made in Sylvia's name to the
: http://act.alz.org/goto/sylvia_ross or by mail to:
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011, c/o Sylvia J. Ross Memorial Fund.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, 2013