Betty Lanice (Smith) Ross, 71, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at 12:07 a.m., after a bout with lung cancer. She passed away at home on the Turkey Creek Farm in Stockton, Mo., with her loved ones at her bedside. Betty was born May 3, 1939, in DeKalb, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all who knew her, and she will truly be missed. She leaves behind many wonderful memories of the places we went and the reunions we shared with her.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Eston "Sunny" Ross; a son, Eston "Skip" Ross; and two daughters, Mary Sherwood and Alisa Ross; three sisters, Frances Tilton, Charlene Steed, both of Kingman, and Paula Ashley of Gulfport, Miss.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty was cremated as were her wishes with no memorial services. If you wish to make a contribution in Betty's name, please do so to: Citizens Memorial Hospice, 113 E. Broadway, Bolivar, Mo. 65613.