Berniece Ross, age 94, of Blue Mound, Kansas passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Miami County Medical Center. She was born at Mapleton, Kansas on June 28, 1923 the daughter of Ervin A. and Jessie V. Casteel Gillmore. She graduated from Blue Mound High School. She married Verne " Shorty" Ross on October 3, 1941. Together they had a dairy herd, farmed and raised hogs. He preceded her in death on December 24, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters: Rita Curtis, Marise Peterson, Erma Mayberry and Carol Murrow, two infant sisters and a son in law, Butch Snow. Berneice and Shorty enjoyed traveling and camping. Every year they tried to make a trip to the Cheyenne Rodeo. She worked in a nursing home in Garnett until she was eighty years old. Berniece was a fantastic cook, a talented artist, liked to fish and had a green thumb when it came to gardening. She attended the Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Ala and husband Gary, three sons: Gary Ross and companion Corrinne Toumberlin, Jerry Ross and wife Sandra and Vernon Ross and wife Penny, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound. Visitation will be held from 1 pm to service time at the Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Vintage Park Activity Fund. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.