Mary Ross Obituary

Mary Patricia (M.P.) Ross
Mary Patricia (M.P.) Ross
Mary Patricia (M.P.) Ross

December 20, 1962 - June 18, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary Patricia (M.P.) Ross passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 18, 2007 at Iowa Methodist Hospital. She was born to Mary and Pat Greene on December 20, 1962 in Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Dowling High School in 1981 and Drake University where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education.

M.P. worked in the Des Moines School District for 22 years as an autism educator and interventionist. She affected the lives of countless special education students and, in turn, their families. She was the executive director and president of the Autism Society of Iowa.

M.P. married Rick Ross on September 1, 1987 and is survived by her husband; son, Taylor; daughters Rachel and Ashlee (David); sisters: Chris Louscher (Mike), Katie Greene (Gwen Engelbert), Jenny Greene, Peggi Taylor (John); many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her family, friends and colleagues and the many families impacted by her caring educational intervention.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mary and Pat Greene.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 21 at Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday at St. Augustin Catholic Church with interment at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorials will be gratefully accepted by The Autism Society of Iowa, 4549 Waterford Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50265.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, June 21, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, June 22, 2007
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, June 22, 2007


Autism Society of Iowa
4549 Waterford Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50265