JoAnn M. Ross

JoAnn M. Ross, 80, of 256 Monterey Ave., Ridgway, died on Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2012 at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Elmer and Anna Anderson. On July 25, 1953, she married Norman H. Ross, who preceded her in death on May 10, 2006. She was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and a graduate of the Augustana Lutheran Pediatric Nursing School in Chicago.JoAnn is survived by three daughters, JoRae Yorns and her husband Sam of Ridgway, Kristen Sharer and her husband Jeff of Dublin, Pa., and Cynthia Stebick and her husband Blaine of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Eric Yorns, Aimee Pavick, Jonathan Sharer, Katharine Sharer, and Elise Stebick; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Pavick and Nathaniel Pavick; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, David Yorns; and three brothers and two sisters.Funeral and Committal Services for JoAnn M. Ross will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m.Officiating will be the Rev. Erik Hart, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 212 Cook Ave., Ridgway, PA 15853; or to the Ridgway YMCA at 34 North Broad St., Ridgway, PA 15853.