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Charlene Ross

Charlene Kay Ross, age 81 of Collinsville, born March 25, 1939 in East St. Louis, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Morningside of Troy.

Charlene was a longtime member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher, and volunteered with her husband, Al, serving the community through Meals on Wheels.  She loved to cook and shop but most of all loved being with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allister C. Ross, whom she married October 18, 1958; parents, Clyde E. and Mahala (nee Blazier) McGhee; a sister, Susan Pajovic; and two brothers, George and Tom McGhee.

She is survived by her two children, Jeffrey (JoAnne) Ross of Glen Carbon, and Kelly (Greg) Chapman of Troy; four grandchildren:  Britny (Jason) Ross-Linker, Jared Ross, Nathan and Kristen Chapman; two cousins, Drinda (Tom) Laxton and Debby Fisher; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL.  Masks must be worn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. following the visitation with Rev. Robert Strong officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made in Charlene’s honor to Meadow Heights Baptist Church and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home.

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