Opal L. Ross, 92, of Ligonier died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.
She was born March 7, 1927, in Niles, Ohio, a daughter of the late Tracy M. and Hilda Ryan Doman.
Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by Turrill’s Turkey Farm in Laughlintown. She was a devoted member of the Latrobe Bible Baptist Church, where she spent many years taking care of youngsters in the nursery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ross, in 1987; two sisters, Joye Harbaugh and Mabel Doman, and two brothers, William “Butch” and Tracy Doman Jr.
Opal is survived by nine children: Phyllis (Philip) Huntt of Erie, Sheila (Barry) Bell of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Teresa (Mark) Davis of Greenville, South Carolina, Karen (Tony) McGregor of Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, Vanessa (Derrick) Hoffer of Latrobe, Donald (Norma) Ross of Bristol, Tennessee, Melvin (Patricia) Ross of Ligonier, Bryan (Paula) Ross of Dallas, Georgia, and Dwayne (Kathy) Ross of Blairsville; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a sister, Norma Karanovich of Marietta, Georgia, and a brother, Owen (Gayle) Doman of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel Inc., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Opal’s life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the Latrobe Bible Baptist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Matthew Schwender, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Opal’s memory to the Latrobe Bible Baptist Christian Academy, 232 Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650.
To send a condolence or tribute for Opal or her family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.