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Barbara Ellen Ross
July 4, 1942 - September 3, 2017

Barbara Ellen Ross, 75, of Salina, peacefully passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at the Presbyterian Manor. She was born July 4, 1942 to Ted and Ellen (Buck) Collister in St. Charles, Mo., and lived most of her life in Salina. She married Mike Ross, Dec. 27, 1964 and together had two daughters, Lisa and Shelly.

Barbara graduated from Salina High School in 1960, attended Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, Mo., and graduated from The University of Kansas with a teaching degree in education. Barbara taught Business for three years at Kanopolis High School before becoming an Administrative Assistant for Planters State Bank where she worked for over 30 years.

Barbara is survived by: her husband, Mike; daughters, Lisa of Salina, and Shelly Renaud (Jon) of Colorado Springs; stepgrandson, Bryan Renaud of Colorado Springs; brother, Pat Collister (Chris) of Vista, Calif.; and niece, Nikki Collister of San Francisco, Calif.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

Celebration of Barbara's life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Salina, followed by a reception at the Salina Country Club. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Salina Animal Shelter, or Sunrise Presbyterian Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th Street, Salina, KS, 67401.