STERLING – Mildred Charlotte Ross, 85, of Sterling, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Morrison Community Hospital.
Mildred was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Lena, to Charles and Florence (Backus) Morris. She was a member of Firehouse Ministries of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann (Danny) Travis of Cairo, Lisa (Phil) Staples of Rock Falls, and Hope Adams of Sterling; five sons, Harold (Sandra) McCloud of Rock Falls, Jeff (Nikki) Adams of Memphis, Mo., Roger (Brenda) Adams of Rock Falls, and David (Lori Shuman) Adams and Allen (Stacey) Adams, both of Sterling; one brother, Sonny Morris of Rock Falls; 27 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carol Sue McCloud; and many brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Graveside rites will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, with Brian Tribley, pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhome.com to send condolences.