STREATOR — Darlene A. Ross, 82, of Streator, passed away Monday, Oct. 8.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Streator. The Rev. Philip Halfacre will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home in Streator. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Streator.
Pallbearers will be Leo Morris, Bobby Redd, Ralph Redd, Erika Muholland, Barbara Young, Beth Kirchner and Anna Marie Zurlinden.
Born July 11, 1936, in Streator, she was the daughter of Clarence and Anna (Fialko) Redd. She married John R. Ross on April 24, 1957, at St. Stephen’s Church in Streator. He survives in Streator.
She is also survived by a son, Gary Ross, of Wisconsin; sisters, Carole Hall, of Streator, June Redd, of Ottawa, and Linda (Rick) Zurlinden, of Streator; brothers, John (Jolanka) Redd, of Streator, Robert Redd, of Streator, and William (Dilma) Redd, of Florida; sister-in-law, Ellen Redd, of Streator; brother-in-law, Richard (Betty) Ross, of Iowa; very special friends, Babs and Annie Freita, of California; several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Loretta Morris; brothers, Francis and Leon Redd; sister-in-law, Sherri Redd; and brothers-in-law, Gerald “Butch” Hall and Daniel Morris.
Born and raised in Streator she attended Wilson and St. Stephen’s Grade schools.
She lived in Alameda, Calif., from 1974 until 2000 when she moved back to Streator.
She worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Company for many years and later operated a day care out of her home.
Darlene was an avid NASCAR fan and loved her family and all the family gatherings. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left for the family at solontelford.com.
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364