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Retha Lynn Ross, age 46, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room. She was born April 4, 1972, in Girard, KS, the daughter of Jerry Sowder and Vivian Allen Moore. She was adopted and raised by her paternal grandparents, C.A. and Doris Wimberley. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1990. She then went on to receive her RN degree from Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department. She worked as a nurse for over 10 years. She married David Ross on December 28, 1991, in Fort Scott. Retha enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, gardening, going to the casino, being a military mom, and being helpful to anyone who needed it.

Survivors include her husband David of the home; biological mother, Vivian Moore, Ft. Scott; maternal grandmother, Enid Large, Ft. Scott; three sons, Timothy, Matthew, and Dylan Ross, all of Ft. Scott; one daughter, Elizabeth Ross, Fort Scott; two brothers, Paul Hood, Booneville, MO, and David Large, Branson, MO; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and paternal grandparents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Friday, July 27th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Retha Ross Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701





10:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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Evergreen Cemetery

914 215th St
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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