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Opal L. Ross

March 7, 1927 November 26, 2019
Opal L. Ross
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Opal L. Ross, 92, of Ligonier, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Excela Latrobe Hospital.

She was born March 7, 1927 in Niles, OH, a daughter of the late Tracy M. and Hilda Ryan Doman.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed by Turrill's Turkey Farm in Laughlintown. She was a devoted member of the Latrobe Bible Baptist Church where she spent many years taking care of youngsters in the Nursery.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ross in 1987, Two sisters: Joye Harbaugh and Mabel Doman, and two brothers: William "Butch" and Tracy Doman, Jr.

Opal is survived by nine children: Phyllis (Philip) Huntt of Erie, Sheila (Barry) Bell of Winston-Salem, NC, Teresa (Mark) Davis of Greenville, SC, Karen (Tony) McGregor of Traveler's Rest, SC, Vanessa (Derrick) Hoffer of Latrobe, Donald (Norma) Ross of Bristol, TN, Melvin (Patricia) Ross of Ligonier, Bryan (Paula) Ross of Dallas, GA, and Dwayne (Kathy) Ross of Blairsville, twenty grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and two great, great granddaughters, a sister, Norma Karanovich of Marietta, GA, a brother, Owen (Gayle) Doman of Knoxville, TN.

Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc.,144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A service to celebrate Opal's life will be held Saturday at 10:00AM at the Latrobe Bible Baptist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Matthew Schwender officiating.

Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Opal's memory to the Latrobe Bible Baptist Christian Academy, 232 Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650.

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