Janice Ross


Janice Sue Ross, 87, of Columbus, died November 4, 2016, at Four Seasons Health Center, Columbus.

Born in Columbus, Indiana, on September 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary F. (Pfeiffer) Francisco. She married the late Robert O. Ross November 23, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus.

Janice retired from Cosco. She also worked at JC Penney, Dr. Teal’s office and Arvin.

She was an avid bridge and euchre player. She loved bingo and going to the casinos. Before her illness, she loved knitting, bowling, arts and crafts, word puzzles and traveling with her family. Janice also enjoyed wearing her jewelry, collecting Beanie Babies, and was a great piano player. But above anything else she was proud of her home and was dependable and always there for her family and friends.

Survivors include her loving sons, Greg (Shirley) Ross of Columbus and Timothy Ross of San Francisco, California; brothers, James Francisco Sr. and Thomas (Jane) Francisco, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Christine (Joshua) Owens, Melissa Ross and Russell Ross, all of Columbus; and great-grandchildren, Lilian Priest, Delila Priest and Ella Owens, all of Columbus.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016, at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. Howard Boles officiating. Burial will follow at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials in Janice’s name are suggested to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

The family will receive online condolences at www.myers-reed.com.