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Donna Sue Ross
Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls
Valley Falls , KS

Donna Sue Ross, 71, Valley Falls, died Sunday. April 13, 2014, at the F. W. Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1942, at Lawrence, the daughter of William L. and VanEtta Charlotte Nowak Lederer. She graduated from Denison Rural High School in 1960.

Donna was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved auctions and collected hundreds of cookie jars. She had worked as a telephone operator at the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Topeka. She was a member of the North Cedar Community Club.

She married David Ross on Jan. 12, 1962, in Wylie, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister in infancy, Peggy Ann Lederer.

Survivors include her husband, David, of the home, four daughters, Pamela Ann (Charles) Erhart, Charlotte Ruth (Kevin) Cox, Davida Sue Perkins, Betsy Dawn Ross (Angelo Eaton), all of Valley Falls; a brother, Bill (Pat) Lederer, Lawrence; two sisters, Linda Brown, Topeka, and Becky (Joel) Hutchins, Holton; eight grandchildren, Amelia Erhart, Matthew Erhart, Jennifer Cox, Aaron Cox, David Cox, Carrie Perkins, Katie Perkins and P. D. Perkins; and five great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Valley Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, F.W. Huston Senior Living Center, or to the Jefferson County Humane Society, and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are at