Phyllis Ross

ross-photoPhyllis E. Ross, 68 of Butler, Missouri passed away April 3, 2017 at her home in Butler. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler with Fr. Tom Hermes as Celebrant. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 PM at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Phyllis Emma (Cromer) Ross was born March 7, 1949 in Mound City, Kansas, daughter of Frank and Pat (Hart) Cromer. She was a graduate of Mound City High School. After attending junior college in Fort Scott she gained employment at the Kansas City Life Insurance Company in Kansas City, Missouri. She met her husband-to-be while visiting a friend in Butler, Missouri. Phyllis and Rusty had a brief courtship before Rusty was drafted into the Army.

Shortly after Rusty’s basic training Phyllis and Rusty were married in the Catholic church in Mound City. After Rusty came home from Vietnam Phyllis and he settled in Butler and Rusty went into business at Vit-A-Zine, Inc., with his father George Ross.  Phyllis was employed by the F.D.A. at the Farm Service office in Butler and retired after 20 years of service.

Rusty and Phyllis would have been married 48 years on May 31 of this year. Phyllis’s greatest asset was her personality. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother to her family and just as loving and caring of her friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her mother Pat Cromer, her father Frank Cromer and four brothers: Frank, Arthur, George and Leo. She is survived by her husband Rusty and two sisters: Marie Whitted and Linda Jackson; children Robert, Mark and Rachel Ross; seven grandchildren: Erin, Alyssa, Katelyn, Mark, Cora, Madison, and Luke.

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25 thoughts on “Phyllis Ross

  1. The kindest most giving lady, friend I have had. Heaven received a great angel. I miss you girlfriend.

  2. My condolences for cousin Rusty and his family. May God grant comfort and peace to the family.

  3. Rusty and family my prayers are with you. Have been FaceBook friends with Phyllis the past two years. Loved catching up with her. Such a loss for all of you. God received a very special angel .

  4. Ia m so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was one of a kind and she will be missed. Love, Lou Morton Love

  5. Rusty and family, I am so so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Rusty and family, we were saddened to hear of the loss of your lovely wife. She is rejoicing now and we will meet again. Know it will be difficult but we will be with you in thoughts and prayers. Our love.

  7. We are so sorry to hear about Phyllis’ passing. Our hearts go out to her family. She was such a sweet lady.

  8. Rusty and family, we are thinking about you all. Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Rusty and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife. Phyllis loved her family with all her heart and soul. She will be missed by so many.

  10. Rusty and family, Phyllis was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. She loved her family so much and was proud of all of you. She will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones. Praying for you and your beautiful family.

  11. Shocked and saddened to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She always had a smile for people, as well as a friendly personality. She will be missed in the community.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing, Rusty. We know she was a wonderful wife to you and wonderful mother of your children. Praise the Lord that someday you again will see her in Heaven above. And in the meantime, may God grant you and the family great comfort in your now loss and may you all cherish many fond memories of her so last you through your lives.

  13. Rusty, I am so very sorry for your great loss. I am praying for you and your family.
    Sherry Jenkins Fisher

  14. So sorry for your loss. Phyllis was always so sweet to everyone. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be greatly missed.

  15. Rusty and family, sending prayers to you all for comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  16. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Rusty and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  17. We are so sorry to hear about Phyllis -she was a very special and beautiful person- our times with you guys are a memory we will never forget – God bless her and your family

  18. Rusty I just learned of Phyllis’ death. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your loss is enormous. May your many many wonderful memories be with you and go with you always. Marianna

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