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Wanda Elaine Weist Ross, 1920-1952
Seymour Herald - 24 April 1952
Wanda Elaine Ross, daughter of Roy and Orpha Weist, was born near Seymour, Iowa, Sept. 13, 1920. She passed away suddenly at her home near Carlisle, Iowa, April 1, 1952.
Wanda attended the Seymour public school and was graduated with the class of 1937. After graduation she entered business college in Des Moines. On Nov. 25, 1939, she was united in marriage to Halferd A. Ross and to this union one son, Randy Hale, was born.
She attended the Avon Community church near her home. At the time of her death she was employed in the office of the Rollins Hosiery Mills in Des Moines.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Hal Ross, one son, Randy, her father and mother, two brothers, Robert and Ronald, and a host of other relatives and friends.
I cannot say, and I will not say
That she is dead--she is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
She has wandered into an unknown land.
And let us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you--of you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and glad return--
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of There, as the love of Here
Thnk of her still as the same I say:
She is not dead--she is just away!
Funeral services were held at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Des Moines Friday, April 4, at 1:30 with the Rev. Mennenhall of the Avon Community church officiating.
The funeral home vocalist sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Beyond the Sunset" with organ music. Burial was in Laurel Hill cemetery.
Note: Wanda Elaine Weist Ross was a granddaughter of George B. Van Dorn and Ellen Abigale Stoner.