Barbara Jane (Nelson) Ross 


Barbara Jane Ross (Nelson), age 90 was born August 27, 1924 in Blanchard, Michigan.  She passed away on January 8, 2015 at Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.  She was the daughter of Bert and Anna Marie (Madison) Nelson who both have preceded her in death. Also, preceding her in death is her husband Jack, of 66 years, a daughter, Marsha Ross and a great granddaughter, Taryn Murphy.


Barbara is survived by her children: Jacqueline (Randy) Hansen of Reed City, Mary Ann (Wesley) Morris of Houghton Lake and James Ross of Grand Ledge; 5 grandchildren: Michelle (Joe) Murphy of Midland, Chad (Heidi) Hansen of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Jeffery (Teri) Price of Belding, Ryan (Tracy) Hansen and Monty (Tara) Price all of Reed City; 11 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Lenora Nelson of Blanchard and numerous nieces and nephews.


Barbara was a long-time member of the Edmore Eastern Stars and spent many years as their pianist.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was a seamstress to many.  Other hobbies included canning, ceramics; jig saw puzzles, cards with family, including great grandchildren.  Since retiring, from the family owned Ross Restaurant, Jack and Barbara spent most of their summers at their cottage on Clear Lake near West Branch, spending good family time making memories that will never be forgotten, Grandma B was special.   


Please come to share memories with the family at a memorial visitation scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 413 East Gilson Street, Edmore.


Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook  below.





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  • Dick & Jan Cantwell (Tuesday, January 13 15 08:49 am EST)

    Special prayers for the whole family

  • Dee Stoepker (Monday, January 12 15 05:48 pm EST)

    To the Ross family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice lady and very talented. I remember doing ceramics at the house, very nice memories of her.

  • Mark VanDoren (Monday, January 12 15 02:37 pm EST)

    Wes and Mary - all our love. Sorry we could not be there.

    Ali, Max and Mark VanDoren

  • Doug and Kathy Ferguson (Monday, January 12 15 10:40 am EST)

    Thinking of you on your time of loss. Prayers be with you.

  • Connie Lumbert (Monday, January 12 15 09:35 am EST)

    Thinking of all of you w/deepest sympathy. Sure wish I was there to attend the Memorial, but just cannot make it. Aunt Barbara was a very special Aunt to me and I am going to miss her so much. Again,
    deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • Gary Cantwell (Saturday, January 10 15 12:38 pm EST)

    We are so sorry we will not be able to make Aunt Barb's memorial service. She was very special to us. You all have our love and sympathy. Gary and Beverly Cantwell

  • Jim & Rita DeRyckere (Saturday, January 10 15 09:52 am EST)

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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