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Jim Ross

veteranMay 17th, 1924 - Feb 9th, 2020

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment: Clay City Cemetery

Visitation: 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home


   James “Jim” S. Ross, age 95, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

   He was born May 17, 1924, in Clay City, Illinois, the son of Solomon and Leora A. (Travis) Ross. 

   Jim served in the Army during WWII where he was stationed in the Philippines and Japan.  In Jim’s younger years he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, NM.  He later resigned this position upon his father’s death and returned to Clay County.  During his lifetime Jim had several successful occupations.  His last employment was as a truck driver with the Clark Wood Construction Company until his retirement.  He had attended First Christian Church in Flora in the past and was a member of the Flora VFW Post 3999, American Legion Post 14, and the Flora Eagles Club 2494.

   He is survived by a daughter: Shirley (the late George) Guerrettaz of Coatsville, IN; companion: JoAnn Dowty of Flora; 4 grandchildren: David Guerrettaz of Evansville, IN; Mark Guerrettaz of Avon, IN, Justin Wolfe, and Tyler Wolfe; 5 great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter: Debrah Barnes of Branson, MO; 2 step-granddaughters: Elizabeth and Pamela of Branson, MO; and 6 step-great-grandchildren all of Branson, MO.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Cheri Wolfe; and 5 siblings: Margaret Davis, Ishmael Davis, Frieda Wolfe, Paul Ross, and Bernice Wood.

   A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Sue Russell

February 11th

So sorry for your loss Shirley. Love Susie

Amy Guerrettaz

February 14th

May God surround you with His love at this difficult time. Thinking of you, Shirley. ❤️

Mike & Lee Schiff

February 15th

David Our prayers are with you for the losses you and your family have experienced. God bless you all.

Misha Sanders and family

February 14th

Shirley and family, Our prayers are with you all. May peace consume your spirit and soul. Love to you all.

David A Guerrettaz

February 15th

Dear Grandpa, You will always be remembered as a Man of love, joy, and honor. The smile on your face in this photo is so typical of you. Always smiling! I shall treasure every memory I have of you. Thank you for being such a loving grandpa. Love, Your Grandson, David

Jackie L. Davis

February 15th

I'm so sad that I was unable to attend Uncle Jim's visitation and funeral. I always liked Big Jim. My heart goes out to you kiddo. I'll try to get to Indy this summer to say hello.


February 12th


Jean Guerrettaz

February 13th

Shirley and family - You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Wishing you love and comfort.

Nancy byers

February 13th

I was sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May you be comforted by knowing that people care.



Brian Humphrey
Vince Guerrettaz
Community Southern Baptist Church
Sue Russell & Family
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Willie Thompson
Bill Davis
Shelly Wilkins
Jim McGehee
Norman Phillips
Jim and Debbie Barnes
Shawn & Kimberly Nash
Misha Sanders
Sharon Parish Byrd
Kristen Guerrettaz
Diana & Greg Rutland
Sam Guerrettaz
Walt and Doloris Brewer
James and Mary West
V.F.W. Post 3999
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Don Guerrettaz


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Flora, Illinois 62839

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