Thursday, June 1, 2006

Morris Butch Ross, 57, of Monett, passed away Friday, May 26, 2006, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin.

He was born Oct. 30, 1948, in New Orleans, La., to Bill and Ruth Haney Ross. He was a Vietnam veteran and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include: his parents, Bill and Ruth Haney Ross, of Chilocothe; one son, Josh Ross, of The Colony, Texas; two daughters, Shonda Simpson, of Aurora, and Sheila Mahan, of Aurora; four sisters, Janice Norris, of Omaha, Texas, Sandra Dana, of Springfield, Tammy Hutchins, of Shreveport, La., and Jill Stedem, of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.