Charles Ross Obituary

Charles C. Ross
Charles C. Ross
Charles C. Ross

June 14, 1914 - December 27, 2004
Born in Lebanon, MO
Resided in Waukee, IA
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Charles "Conrad" Ross, 90, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2004 of heart failure at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Conrad was born the son on Charles C. and Ruth A. Flemming Ross on June 14, 1914, in Lebanon, MO. The family later moved to Afton, IA, then Des Moines, where he graduated from North High School, and later attended Iowa State University in Ames. He married Edythe Y. Bell of Orient and they started their family of seven children. They lived in Rock Island, IL and Mason City, IA before settling at Waukee in 1942, where they were dairy farmers. After selling the farm, Conrad worked for Adams Laboratories/Feed Energy until his retirement.

Conrad was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years and his son, Charles "Chuck" Conrad Ross II. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Sloan of Waukee; daughter-in-law, Judith Ross of West Des Moines; daughter, Cheryl (Vasilios) Vasilonikolidakis of Van Meter; son, William Ross of Adel; daughter, Sally (Kevin) Kilkenny of Granger; daughter, Deborah (Julian) Nixon of Waukee; son, Richard (Mary Pat) Ross of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Westover Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove United Methodist Church of Waukee or Mercy Hospice-Johnston.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Thursday, December 30, 2004
1:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Thursday, December 30, 2004


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
Maple Grove United Methodist Church
9391 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266