Helen Maurer Ross LAKELAND, FLA.- Helen Maurer Ross was born Sept. 9, 1920 and died Feb. 8, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living facility. Husband, Robert J. Ross (deceased); children: Bob (Mary) Ross, Penny (Bill) Gallagher, Susan (Greg) Melahn, Tim (deceased). She is also survived by her brother Francis “Pete” Maurer of Delaware; grandchildren: eight (one grandchild is deceased); great-grandchildren(eight). She lived and raised her family in Kingston, N.Y. and retired with husband to Lakeland in 1979. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare, 6800 New Tampa Highway, Suite 600, Lakeland, Fla., 33815, who provided hospice services to Helen. There will be a visitation/Funeral Mass at Church of Resurrection, Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
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