Marlene Ross, 89, of Geneseo, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16 at First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in North Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, in Geneseo, with an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo.

Marlene Ross, 89, of Geneseo, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16 at First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in North Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, in Geneseo, with an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo.

O. Marlene Mutchler was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Tarkio, Mo., the daughter of Floyd E. and Sadie G. (Clark) Mutchler. She graduated from Shenandoah High School, in Iowa, and the Commercial Extension Business School, in Omaha, Neb. Marlene was united in marriage to Lowell “Pete” Ross on Sept. 10, 1950, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2004.

Marlene was a bookkeeper at Farmer’s National Bank for 18 years before retiring in 1997. She also did the bookkeeping for her husband’s business, Pete’s Shell, and Ross’ Pee-Wee Service. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo; the American Legion Auxiliary; and the Order of Eastern Star as a Past Matron and the secretary for more than 28 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca (Daniel Schmidgall) Keim, of Arvada, Colo.; Ruth Ross, of Libertyville; and Cheryl (Steve) Luehring, of Geneseo; and a son, Howard (Amy) Ross, of Oquawka; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Erickson, of Essex, Iowa; Jane Bragg, of Maryville, Mo.; and Imogene Moore, of Tarkio, Mo.; and many others who called her “mom” and “grandma.” She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, four sisters, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and a great-granddaughter.