Ronald Kent Ross
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Ronald Kent Ross, 68, of Springfield, died at 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.
Ronald was born November 29, 1944 in Springfield, the son of William Arthur and Elizabeth Gertrude Coombs Ross.
Ronald graduated from Lanphier High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Bradley University. He was employed with Fiat-Allis in the Quality Assurance Department and was owner of several Laundromats and dry cleaners in Springfield, Jacksonville, and Decatur. He enjoyed working in his businesses, investing in the stock market, and was an avid Oakland Raiders football fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Ross; companion of twenty years, Emma Draper; aunt, Eva Bushkill; one half-brother; and two half-sisters.
He is survived by his companion, Rosalie Vincent of Tallahassee, FL; step-children, Nicholas McCubbin of Riverton, Sheri (Don) Crenshaw of Springfield, and several other step-children; step-grandson, Kurt McCubbin of Riverton; and numerous friends and business associates.
Memorial Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating.
Private family burial will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
, 675 E. Linton, Springfield, IL 62703.
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