Barbara Lee Ross, 71, spent her early years in Coffeyville, Kansas. In the 1970's she moved with her mother to Tulsa, Oklahoma and had most recently resided in Bartlesville.
Barbara graduated from Roosevelt Junior High and attended Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville. While a member of the EUB/Methodist Church of Coffeyville she received many perfect attendance awards. She was currently a member of Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa.
While in Tulsa, Barbara served for many years as a 'Pink Lady' at St. Francis Hospital and was recognized for thousands of hours in volunteer service. She also received the Harmon Foundation Outstanding Tulsa Volunteer Award for work as a teacher's aid to children with special needs. Having been nominated by the Tulsa Public Schools, a generous cash donation was presented to Skelly Elementary School in her honor.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Wilma May and Wilbur Alonzo Ross.
Barbara is survived by one sister, Jeanette and husband Ronald Coleman, MD, of Bartlesville Oklahoma; one brother, Jim and wife Kay Ross of San Antonio, Texas; one Uncle, Bill and wife Lucille Christmore of Coffeyville.; three nieces; Laurie Davis and husband of Indianapolis, Indiana; Jill Dilger and husband of Rochester, Minnesota; Sheri Jones and husband of Palmhurst, Texas; one nephew; Ryan Ross and wife of Claremore, Oklahoma; seven great nieces and nephews; Oliver, Madeline, Eleanor, Benjamin, Daniel, Parker and Campbell. Barbara was loved by many cousins
A family graveside memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday October 12, at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. The Reverend Gerald Morris will officiate. Cremation arrangements directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
The family would welcome memorials to Rivercross Hospice 4150 S. 100TH East Ave. Ste 210 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.