Cornelious M. “Cornie” Ross, 91, of House Springs died May 19, 2020, at Baisch Nursing Center in De Soto. Mr. Ross worked at Co-Op Feed Mill in New Haven, Tent Factory in New Haven, Forcaster in Kirkwood and Powell Lumber Co. in House Springs.
In his early years, he was an Auxiliary Police officer at the Hillsboro Horse Show grounds. He worked as an election official in House Springs for several years and was a deacon at his church for a short time. He spent the last years of his life doing what he loved, which was farming. He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in St Louis, and was a caretaker to his younger siblings and eventually, a father figure to their children. He was very social and liked spending time playing cards and talking with friends and neighbors, and in his spare time, he loved to go fishing with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his beloved brother and best friend: Robert Ross of House Springs; nieces and nephews Carol (Dan) Horridge, Patty (Bernie) Bell, Thomas (Xochitl) Gregory, Eva Gregory, Dale (Leslie) Gregory, Gail Gregory, Gabriela (Daniel) Mangan, Marian Ross, William Ross, Angela Cuddy and Connie (Doug) Ross/Burneson; 17 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-niece; and three great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by six siblings: Harriet (Clyde) Baldwin, Harry Ross, William C. Ross, Louise (Clark) Gregory, John (Carol) Ross and Edward Ross; a sister-in-law: Maria Ross; a niece: Bonnie Baldwin; two nephews: Brian Baldwin and Dan Cuddy; and a great-nephew: Richie Gibson.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Hwy. 30, in Cedar Hill. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill Mortuary.