Jean Marie Palmer Ross
March 5, 2017
|Jean Marie Palmer Ross of Chiefland, FL died Sunday, March 5, 2017 after a brief illness. She
was preceded in death by her husband Robert H,. Ross, who died in 1991.
Jean was born in Dunmore, PA, daughter of the late Dudley and Ursula Palmer of Moscow, PA, and granddaughter of the late James and Lou Palmer; founders of the Palmer Transfer Co., Scranton. She often recalled many happy days with her brothers and sisters while growing up in the Dunmore area and enjoyed an early singing career on major radio networks in the Scranton and Philadelphia regions before eventually moving to Moscow.
In 1966 the Ross family relocated to New Port Richey, FL. There she pursued a career in Fashion Merchandising with Bealls Department Stores. In later years, Jean also embarked upon a successful career as a manager of an exclusive seafood restaurant before retiring and moving to the Chiefland, FL area to be close to her son and his famly. There she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church for over 30 years.
Following her husbands death, Jean’s new career became travelling. Her fondest adventures include: touring the Vatican and the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, hiking the Swiss Alps, touring on the Euro Train and a three week road trip through the hills of Ireland with her daughters. Her stateside travel adventures included summers spent in Georgia, road trips up the Eastern Seaboard to the Pocono Mountains and numerous California coastline excursions. Jean witnessed the sunrise on the edge of a Hawaiian volcano crater and the setting sun over the waters of the Bahamas. But the greatest sources of enjoyment, other than shopping, were her grandchildren who made her days happy.
Jean is survived by three children, Mrs. Kathleen Diggs of Covington, GA, Mrs. Jean Sinclair of Burbank, CA and Mr. Bobby Ross of Chiefland FL., along with a sister, Mrs. Ann Palmer Schwartz of Springbrook, PA and a brother, James Palmer of Moscow, PA. She has eight grandchildren, five great granchuildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Frank Palmer and sister Mary Faith Wombacker Ries of Moscow, PA.
A viewing will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA .
Friends may call between 5 pm and 7 pm.
Rosary will be from 7 pm to 7:30 pm
Internment will be Tuesday, March 14 at 10 am at St. Catherines Cemetery, Moscow, PA