Kyong “Song” C. Ross

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Fairbank: Kyong Cha Ross age 77 passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kyong was born June 22, 1940 in Pusan, South Korea the daughter of Yong So and Kim (Okcha) Song. She met David Ross while he was deployed to South Korea during the Vietnam War. After David’s deployment they came back to the United States and were married on May 27, 1971 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbank, Iowa. They made their home in Iowa City, IA where she worked for Oral-B for almost 30 years. In 2012 they moved to Fairbank to be closer to David’s family. Song enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping and occasional trips to the casino. She also enjoyed watching sports especially the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. Song was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Tim) Owens of Sun Prairie, WI and a son Bryan Ross of Portland, OR, two grandchildren; Ross and Lee Owens, three sisters and one brother in South Korea along with her brothers and sisters in law; Lonnie and Laura Ross, Barb and Tracy Gruetzmacher all of Fairbank and Peggy and Steve Niemann of Fredricksburg along with many nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:30 am Saturday August 19, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Fairbank, IA

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Friday August 18 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and for one hour before services at the church.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery

Memorials: to the family

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Mildred Naoma Napoli

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Millie was called to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ August 13, 2017.  Born July 16, 1916 in Sedalia Missouri to Roy and Ethel (Ramsey) Cosselman.  She attended Oran consolidated school graduating in 1934.  She married Dominic Napoli May 3, 1941 in Oelwein IA.  They were married for 74 years.  A member of the Oran United Methodist Church since 1930.  She held various positions in the church in her 87 years of devotion.  She was most proud of having taught Sunday School for 30 years.  She worked at Youngblut’s Hardware and U.S. Post Office in Oran for 23 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dominic and two sisters Evelyn (Lester) Weber and Helen (Victor) De Graff.  Survived by her brother Alvin (Eleanor) Cosselman, her sons David (Nancy) Napoli and Dennis (Rose) Napoli.  Four grandchildren; Dina Golightly, Nathan (Laura) Napoli, Nikole (Rick) Hauser and Joey (David) Best, three great grandchildren; Cassidy Golightly, Sophia Napoli and Nicholas Best and a host of nieces, nephews, old friends and new friends.   She was world renown for her skill at performing the chicken dance, a smile that could light up a room and an easy grace that could make all feel welcome.

Services: 10:30 am Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Fairbank, Iowa.

Visitation: 9:00-10:30 am Thursday August 17 at the church.

Interment: Floral Hills Cemetery, Hazleton, IA

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