Diana Ross

Obituaries

December 9, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Diana Ada Ross, 82, Moran, passed away on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
She was born July 13, 1932, in Bury St. Edmunds, England, the daughter of Reginald and Lois Ellen (Wright) Fordham.
Diana worked in Hilton’s Shoe Store in England. She met Virgil Glenn Knight while he was serving in the Army and they married on Jan. 7, 1956. When Virgil left the service, they came to America in 1957. This union was blessed with seven children. They later divorced. She then married James Albert Ross in 1973. He passed away in July 1990.
For a time, she worked at H.L. Miller and Son dress factory in Iola and in the apple sheds in Oroville, Wash.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and especially jigsaw puzzles. She loved all animals, taking in many strays. Diana was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and helped with the monthly commodity distributions. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and was substitute Grandma for many children in Moran.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Carl Wayne Knight; one granddaughter, Jayne Knight; one sister, Janet Rutterford; one brother-in-law, Duncan Cullyer; and one son-in-law, Larry Korte.
Diana is survived by six children, Donna Ross and husband Henry, Moran, Wendy Thompson and husband Shea, Bayard, Linda Korte, LaHarpe, Raymond Knight and wife Judi, Moran, Timothy Knight and wife Monica of Oroville, Wash., and Paul Knight and wife Connie, Moran; a brother, John Fordham and wife Jean of England; a sister, Bridget Cullyer of England; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moran Christian Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mildred.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility.
Condolences may be sent to www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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