ROSS, Debbie Oct 6, 1956 – Mar 30, 2021

Debbie Ross, 64, of Royal Center, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in her home following a courageous 16-year battle with cancer.
Born Oct. 6, 1956, in Valdosta, Georgia, she was the daughter of William and Mary Gibbs. She grew up in the beautiful town of Mount Vernon, Indiana.
On Nov. 10, 1973, in Logansport, Debbie was married to Darrell Ross, who survives.
Debbie had worked as a certified fitter for many years at the former Dexter’s Pharmacy. Debbie loved working with children and worked hard to receive certification as a teacher’s aide, a position she enjoyed the past few years at Pioneer Elementary School.
Had she known grandchildren would have been so much fun, Debbie would have had them first. Her life revolved around her grandchildren, Mason, Makala, Gabriella and Talen, who will carry her love with them forever. Debbie was not just “grandma” to her four biological grandkids; she was “Grandma-extraordinaire” to hundreds of kids over the years.
Debbie enjoyed being outdoors in her yard, decorating and throwing parties for the holidays, shopping, traveling and taking float trips. She was a member of the Breakfast Club that used to meet at Al’s and the Eagles Lodge.
Surviving with her husband of 48 years, Darrell, and her grandchildren, are her much-loved daughters, Misty (Chris) Pfefferkorn, of Kokomo, and Marie “Mimi” Harness, of Lucerne; her former son-in-law, Jeff Harness; her mother, Mary Gibbs; sisters, Linda Gibbs and Judy Speiker; several nieces and nephews down South, including Curt, Olivia and Ellen Schneider; her brothers-in-law, Dennis (Donna) Ross, Dale (Joyce) Ross and Derek, Daniel and Mike Ross; and special friends, Deb Hines and Rena Kottenkamp.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Gibbs; and siblings, Billy Gibbs, Joan Gibbs, Betty Schneider and Margie Carr.
A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, at Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery, near Burnettsville.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the funeral chapel.
You may share memories and condolences on Debbie’s tribute wall at

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