Diana Ada Ross

Diana A. Ross
Diana Ada Ross

Diana Ada Ross, age 82, of Moran, Kansas, passed away on December 8, 2014 , at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita,Kansas. She was born July 13, 1932, in Bury St., Edmunds, England, the daughter of Reginald and Lois Ellen (Wright) Fordham.

Diana worked in “Hilton’s” Shoe Store in England. She met Virgil Glenn Knight while he was serving in the Army and they married on Jan. 11, 1956. When Virgil left the service, they came to America in 1957. This union was blessed with seven children. They later divorced. She then married James Albert Ross in 1973. He passed away in July 1990.

For a time, she worked at H.L. Miller and Son Dress Factory in lola and in the apple sheds in Oroville, Wash. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and especially jigsaw puzzles. She loved all animals, taking in many strays. Diana was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and helped with the monthly commodity distributions. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and was substitute grandma for many children in Moran.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Carl Wayne Knight; one granddaughter, Jayne Knight; one sister, Janet Rutterford; one brother-in-law, Duncan Cullyer and son-in-law, Larry Korte.

Diana is survived by six children, Donna Ross and husband Henry of Moran, Kansas; Wendy Thompson and husband Shea of Bayard, Kansas; Linda Korte of LaHarpe, Kansas; Raymond Knight and wife Judi of Moran, Kansas; Timothy Knight and wife Monica of Oroville, Wash.; Paul Knight and wife Connie of Moran, Kansas; brother, John Fordham and wife Jean of England; sister, Bridget Cullyer of England; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and many extended family.