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Kay Ross

Dianna Kay Ross, of Tempe, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

Born January 11, 1941, in Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Geraldine Sheets McLaughlin.

Kay was a Labor and Delivery nurse, RN-BSN, for more than 40 years. She moved to Arizona with her husband in 1969 where they raised their three children. She loved to travel, especially to the Outer Banks with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey E. Ross; and a brother, David Ray McLaughlin.

She is survived by her son, Randall Ross, (Lori); daughters, Ronda Swenson, (Steven), and Reneé Chocklett, (Kevin); brothers, Basil Edward McLaughlin, (Joyce), and Kenneth McLaughlin, (Barbara); sister-in-law, Lee Ella McLaughlin; grandchildren, Libby and Haley Ross, Garrett and Madison Swenson and Tyler, Austin and Derrick Chocklett; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be private.

Memorials may be made in Kay’s name to Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) P.O. Box 1073 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949; or to Alzheimer’s Association,

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