Monday, March 25, 2013 1:03 PM
KENTON - Arlene Lorraine Ross, 82, of Ada, passed away at 11:45 a.m., on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Kenton Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Aug. 12, 1930, to the late Albert and Georgia B. (Nowlin) Dorcey, in Whittemore, Mich. On Nov. 21, 1957, she married John Ross and he preceded her in death in 2001.She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte (Rich) Gooden, of Ada, and Annette Wellmerling, of Dunkirk; two sons, Wayne (Andrea) Ross of Carmichael, Calif., and Albert (Sharon) Ross of Carson, Calif; one brother, Jerry Dorcey; three sisters: Lillian (Sherman) Bingle, Coralie Earl, and Shirley Trinklein; 12 grandchildren: Karin Baker, Chad (Shannan) Bodine, Andrew (Shannon) Bodine, Charitie (Brett) Thames, Christina Wellmerling, Nicolle (Ryan) Grindell, Laura Wellmerling, Amy Wellmerling, Heather Hultquist, Anthony Ross, Amealia Ross and Alyssa Ross and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, DeWayne, Robert, Norman and Ray Dorcey.
Arlene was a 1947 graduate of Whittemore High School. She retired from the 1st Interstate Bank in La., where she worked in the data processing center. She was an avid crocheter. She loved to play Bingo and was the "Queen of Yahtzee", teaching all of her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and for what a great mom she was.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Grace Gospel Church, 321 N. Gilbert St., Ada, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Pastor Trent Boedicker will officiate.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Crates Funeral Home, Arlington.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.