Betty Jane Ross, 83

Born Monday, March 9, 1936

Died Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Betty Jane Ross, 83, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born March 9, 1936 in Allen, Oklahoma to James A. Brown and Sarah Sallie (Tillery) Brown.
Betty married the love of her life and best friend, Thomas Jack Ross on February 4, 1952 in Van Buren, Arkansas. They shared more than 67 years of marriage, love, and making memories.
She worked as a realtor at Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency.
She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and playing cards at family reunions with her siblings. Betty loved nothing more than spending time with her family.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her children, Baby Boy Ross and Debra Jane Ross; her siblings, Velama Ross, Nellie Mize, Lina Thomas, Earnestine Slattery, William Dee Brown, Pauline Smith, and Dorothy Watts.
Betty is survived by her husband, Thomas Jack Ross of the home; her sons, Thomas Lee Ross and wife Teresa of North Lake, TX, James Michael Ross and wife Jan of Muskogee, Alan Ross and wife Janice of Tulsa, David Ross and wife Sharon of Muskogee; grandchildren, Nicole and Doug Nail, Kasey Sainsbury, Amanda Ross, Cody Ross, Laura and Rusty White, Melissa and Joey Poffel, Celsey and Darrin Darnell, and Ciara Ross; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard Brown of Muskogee, and Sue Vaughn of Anderson, IN; along with other family members and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Funeral services celebrating Betty’s life will be 10AM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain B. K. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with David Ross, Alan Ross, Mike Ross, Cody Ross, Tom Ross, and Jake Nail serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Poffel, Rusty White, William White, Trevor Poffel, Doug Nail, Jaxon Nail, and Darrin Darnell.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Friday, July 12th, 2019 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Family Visitation:
Friday, July 12th, 2019 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 - 10:00 AM - (CDT) - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory