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Laura Ross - November 20, 2010


Laura Ross was born on March 25, 1917 at Dunbar, Neb. She was the oldest of eight children born to Joseph and Anna Schreiter Henner. She received her early education at Dunbar before her family moved to Perkins County, Neb. She attended school in Madrid, Neb. and graduated in 1935. After graduation Laura worked for the telephone company.
Laura was married to Glenn Ross on March 7, 1941. They made their farm home northeast of Madrid which Laura continued to maintain after Glenn’s death in 1996. She moved to Park Ridge Assisted Living in Grant, Neb. in the summer of 2007. Due to failing health, she moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in December of 2009 and died at Golden Ours early Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 2010. She had reached the age of 93.
Laura was very patriotic. She worked at the North Platte canteen during World War II and was a long time active member of the Madrid American Legion Auxiliary. Laura was involved with the 40 and 8 La Femmes based in North Platte and was involved not only locally but nationally with this organization. She was also a long time member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, Laura was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Henner and one sister, Anna Seiler.
She is survived by her son Joe and wife Ann Ross of Madrid; three grandsons, Nick and wife Sandy Ross; Dan and wife Jo Ross, and Tom and wife Michelle Ross and one granddaughter, Kaylynn and husband Justin Harris; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Myron Henner of Nebraska City, Neb.; Francis Henner of Yucaipa Calif., and Glen Henner of Whittier Calif.; two sisters, Grace Henner of College Heights, Md. and Alice Anderson of Ogallala, Neb.; other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24 (today) at 10 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church with Fr. Mark Pfeiffer officiating.
Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.