Vera Marie Ross, 94, of Oelwein passed away on Monday December 29, 2014 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Private family services will be held at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Schoepf officiating. Memorials may be directed to Vera’s daughter Barbara Cowell at 406 S. 5thStreet in Fairbank, IA 50629.
Vera was born on August 11, 1920 in Oelwein to parents George and Ilsa (Bowden) Fleming. She attended school in Oelwein. In 1941, Vera was united in marriage to William Ross in Oelwein. They later divorced. Vera was a resident of Oelwein Healthcare Center.
Left to celebrate Vera’s life is her daughter Barbara (Tom) Cowell of Fairbank; her grandchildren: Bill Cowell, Lisa Wiley, Jeremy Murphy, Thad Murphy, Rana Webster, Adam Ross, Stacey Grey and Alisha Davis; and 16 great grandchildren.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; her son Paul Ross; her daughters: Ila Murphy and Shirley Chapman; her grandchildren: Shane Ross and Heather Murphy; her brothers: Celvin, Wayne, John and Joe Fleming; her sisters: Verla Fox, Shirley Faist and Helen Chapman.