In Loving Memory …

Pearl D. Ross

Pearl Detta Ross, 97, of La Monte, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, MO.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Milan, MO, a daughter of Marshall James and Detta Pearl (Bowers) Hall.

On January 15, 1936, in Kansas City, KS, she married John Aaron Ross, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1997.

Pearl was a homemaker. She enjoyed doing word searches, puzzles, reading and watching the Game Show Network. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in La Monte.

Surviving are nine children: Mary Clapp (Newman), of Celina, OH, Ruth Damron, of La Monte, MO, John E. Ross (Nancy), of Camdenton, MO, Teresa Hatfield (Troy), of Mt. Sterling, KY, Tom Ross (Kylie), of Harvey, Western Australia, Donna Motika (Michael), of Pensacola, FL, Ronda Davis (Mark), of Knob Noster, MO, Byard Ross (Kathy), of Blue Springs, and Eddie Ross, of Sedalia; a daughter-in-law, Sybil Ross; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Richardson; a son, George Ross; an infant daughter, Betty Ann Ross; two sons-in-law, Leo Richardson and Doug Damron; a granddaughter, Jackie Richardson; six brothers, Marshall, George, Frank, Joe, Charlie and Luther; and a sister, Mary.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Tom Hopkins officiating.

Casket bearers will be grandchildren.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time Friday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to La Monte Alumni Association.


  1. Jewell Deuschle

    Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady

  2. Beverly Shull

    Mary Louise and all Pearl’s family. Please accept my condolences. I’m thankful I had the pleasure of spending time with her on a few occasions. She was ALWAYS smiling and a happy person. I know Carl thought alot of both Pearl and his Uncle John. Love to all. Beverly Shull.

  3. Jeff and Lisa Lazenby

    Ruth, Angela and Family, we are sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers!! Jeff and Lisa Lazenby

  4. Wanda Brandon

    To Eddie Ross and your entire family, so sorry for you loss, sending hugs and prayers for your family during this time.

  5. Sending our love to all our Ross Family. We wish we could have been with you all this week.
    We love you Grandma and so glad we got to spend the time we did with you.
    Lots of hugs from Queensland, Chad (son of Tom), Kelli, Nicholas and Elise.

  6. Dale Hunter and Family

    I am so sorry for the loss. Prayers for comfort during this time. Love and miss y’all.

  7. Rick and Susie Mills

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs Ross! Praying for God’s comfort during this time of loss.
    Sincerely, Rick and Susie Mills

  8. Dana Brown Wrenn

    So sorry in the loss of your Mother. Prayers for the family, may God keep you in peace & love. Dana Brown Wrenn

  9. Sending my deepest sympathy and much love to all.

  10. I will miss great aunt pearl and her fun loving personality she had. Great nephew dale Rowles.

  11. My prayers to the family for comfort during the coming times as you pay respects and remember the love of a wonderful mother.

  12. Brenda Janssen

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Mrs. Ross was a dear friend to my mother Opal and a great comfort to me when Mom passed away. We spent many summer days when I was very young at the Ross farm, I remember Teresa getting up early to cook breakfast for the family and iron all the kids cloths for school the next week, I was amazed that she used a iron heated on the wood stove to iron. Mrs. Ross was always loving and kind to me and my sisters. I’ve thought of her many times over the years. Rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Mrs. Ross, we will see you again one day. My heart felt condolences to her whole family.

  13. Rick & Carolyn Sturgeon

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for the family.

  14. Arthea Wasson

    So sorry to read of your mother passing. A very sweet lady. Bob and Arthea (Mahin) Wasson

  15. Janet Fairchild Roberts

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom, Ella Mae Fairchild, May 1st of this year. I knew George your brother many years ago, so sorry he passed away. Love and prayers for everyone.

    Janet Fairchild Roberts

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