Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Grace Missionary Church, Milford, with Pastor Bryan Conrad officiating. Interment is in Pleasant View Cemetery with a meal to follow back at the church. Visitation is Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 4-8:00 p.m. and with family greeting relatives and friends from 6-8:00 p.m. all at Lauber Funeral Home, Milford. Viewing also 1 hour prior to services at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pleasant View Cemetery Assoc.
Texie I. (Clark) Ross, 88, of Milford, formally of Lincoln, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Milford at her home in Linden Village. She was born on August 11, 1931 in Ligonier Twp. Ligonier, PA to Dory and Elizabeth (Taylor) Clark. She graduated from Ligonier High School in 1950 and attended Nyack College, Nyack, NY. While working in the coffee shop at Nyack she met Charles W. Ross and they were united in marriage on July 7, 1956 at the Methodist Church in Latrobe, PA. To this union four daughters were born: Debra, Nancy, Janice and Cyndee.
Following Charles graduation from Nyack in 1958 Texie and her husband Charlie moved to the Midwest to pioneer churches with the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA). These churches were located in Burlington, IA, St. Joseph, MO and Meadow Grove, NE. In 1965 they moved to Omaha and then to Lincoln in 1968. Besides being a housewife and mother to their four daughters she also worked selling Avon and worked with the elderly people cleaning their houses and helping them out. In the mid-1970’s, she worked at an A&W as head cook until 1981. In 2006 she and Charlie moved to Milford and attended Grace Missionary Church. She and her husband Charlie loved the Lord and their ministries extended to the community and anyone in need. She enjoyed sharing the love of Jesus to others, reading her Bible and was a prayer warrior by praying for others especially for her children and their families. She enjoyed music and even wrote some of her own songs. She and her husband enjoyed planting flowers and trees around their house and having a vegetable garden. She also enjoyed having visits from her family especially the grandkids & great grandkids, and taking walks or riding her power chair outside when she was able.
She is survived by her 3 daughters and their spouses, Deb & Bill Stahly of Milford, Janice & Kathy Rohwedder, Cyndee & Brian Hershman all of Lincoln, Son-in-law and spouse, Keith & Deb Vacha of Marysville, KS; ten grandchildren and spouses, Peter & Sarah Stahly, Sean & Rachel Stahly, Chad & Rubiel Vacha, Jennifer and Nate Macke, Heidi Downs and friend Quinn Wiley, Heather & Shayne Bayless, Dylan Cruz and fiancé, Haylee Pfeifer, Kendra & Brandon Day, Bobby & Wendy Peugh, Liz Peugh & fiancé, Lance Schroeder, twenty great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Texie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (June 6, 2019), daughter, Nancy Joann Vacha, parents, Dory and Elizabeth (Taylor) Clark, brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas & Gertrude Clark, Clarence & Henrietta Clark, Clair & Betty Clark, sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther & Allen Graver, Nellie & Chester Clawson, Laura Clark, Dorothy & Ed Mimna, Jean Ziegenfus, parents-in-law David and Anna (Bitler) Ross, brothers-in-law, William Watson, David Ross, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (Watson) & Henry Alexander and a niece, Joy Safford.
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