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Clifford August Ross

Born - February 3, 1908

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Saturday, December 17, 1932 (Marjorie)

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Friday, June 18, 1971 (Edith)

Died - Monday, June 2, 1980

Litzenburg Memorial Hospital

Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

Buried - Thursday, June 5, 1980

Nemaha Cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried -  Nemaha Cemetery - Nemaha, Nebraska





Clifford Ross

Was City Native

Clifford A. Ross a native of Auburn, died June 2 at a hospital in

Central City at the age of 72. He suffered a stroke on May 29.
After attending Auburn schools, he was married in 1932 to

Marjorie Strain, who died in 1967. He later married Edith Hannah

and they lived at Adams until last fall when he moved to Clarks.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Robert Norvell of Clarks;

 five grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. John Beer of Auburn;

one brother, John Ross of Omaha.

Funeral services were held June 5 at Casey-Witzenburg

chapel in Auburn, conducted by Rev. Ward Merritt.

Burial was in the Nemaha cemetery.

Nemaha County Herald

Front Page

Wednesday, June 4, 1980



Rites For Mr. Ross



Services for Clifford A. Ross, 72,  were held Thursday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the Casey-Witzenburg Funeral Chapel in

Auburn with Rev. Ward Merritt officiating.

Interment was in the Nemaha Cemetery.


Songs featuring the voice of Merrill Womach were "Sunrise" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord."


Pallbearers were Tom Hottovy, Mark Norvell, James Norvell, Arnold Hottovy, Michael Norvell and Melvin Dissmeyer.


Mr. Ross died June 2 at the Litzenberg Memorial Hospital.

 He was born February 3, 1908 to William H. and Emma Miller Ross at Auburn. He received his education in the Auburn Public Schools and grew to manhood in that community.


In 1932 he married Marjorie Strain in Auburn. They lived in Auburn and Omaha. Mrs. Ross died in November of 1967.


In 1971 he was married to Edith Hannah. They lived in Adams, Nebraska. Since September of last year, Mr. Ross had lived with his daughter and son-in-law at Clarks.


Central City Republican


June 12, 1980




1stWife - Marjorie Louise (Strain) Ross

Born - April 21, 1914

Nemaha City, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Tuesday, November 7, 1967

Community Memorial Hospital

Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska

Buried - Friday, November 10,1967

Nemaha Cemetery

Nemaha, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - John Clark Strain

Born - July 25, 1877 - Nebraska

Mother - Lulu Eva (Leibhart) Strain

Born - December1884 - Nebraska




Mrs. Clifford Ross

Was Former Resident


Mrs. Clifford Ross of Humboldt died November 7 at a Humboldt hospital at the age of 53. She had been ill the past nine months with cancer and had been attending the LPN School of Nursing in Lincoln when she became ill.


Daughter of John and Lulu Strain, she was born April 21, 1914 at Nemaha and lived there for some time, graduating

from the Humboldt high school in 1931.


She was married to Clifford Ross at Auburn on

December 17, 1932 and they lived here and at

Omaha before moving to Humboldt.

She was a member of the Lutheran church.


Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter,

Mrs. Robert Norvell of Adams; a foster daughter,

 Mrs. Val Janousek of Pontiac, Michigan; four sisters,

Mrs. Wendell (Doris) Grossoehme of Verdon,

 Mrs. Roy (Lulu) Smith of Golden, Colorado;

 Miss Bonice Strain and Mrs. Willard (Blanche) Trimble,

both of Humboldt, two brothers, Hal Strain of Baxter Springs, Kansas and Jack Stain of Beatrice and seven grandchildren.


Services were held at the Wherry Chapel, Humboldt, Nebraska on November 10, 1967. Mrs. Stan Strain was the organist.

 Rev. Outler officiated. Pallbearers: Delbert Brandt, Gilbert Hespen, Lester Keithley, Val Janousek, Tom Whitaker

 and John Trimble.

Burial will be in the Nemaha Cemetery.


Nemaha County Herald


November 10, 1967




2ndWife - Edith (Hannah) Ross



Daughter - Nancy Ann (Ross) Norvell

Born - May 29, 1933



Brother - Charles William Ross

Born - July 31, 1902


Sister - Opal Irene (Ross) Beers

Born - July 7, 1910


Brother - John William Ross

Born - April 26, 1917



Father - William Harrison Ross

Mother - Emma (Muller) Ross


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