Charles “Bud” Andrew Ross, 77, Olathe, KS, passed away March 10, 2018, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will begin at 4 pm and will end at 6:30 pm, with thoughts from the family and a closing prayer on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083 (913-592-2244). Memorials are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House https://www.kchospice.org/donate-now/ or Drown Out Cancer Foundation https://drownoutcancer.com/donate/. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Bud was born May 31, 1940, in Ashford, West Virginia to Stanton and Helen (Barker) Ross. He grew up in West Virginia and at the age of 12 moved to the Kansas City area, where he graduated from high school at Kansas City College and Bible School in Overland Park, KS.
Bud had been repeatedly successful at developing ideas based on new technologies and delivering them to the marketplace, as evidenced by his creation of Kustom Electronics, Ross Pedals, Road Amplifiers, Birdview Satellites and others. His most recent success was Kustom Corners. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, but most of all; he received great pleasure in helping others, whether they were a friend, family or a stranger.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Mendenhall. He is survived by his sons: Stanton Ross (Merett) of Overland Park, KS, and Andy Ross Jr. of Spring Hill, TN; daughter, Ronda Dumovich (Bo) of Kansas City, KS; stepdaughter, Ulrika Nilsson of Stockholm, Sweden, and stepson Fredrik Nilsson (Adriana) of Olathe, KS; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters: Cora Ann Reding of Lawrence, KS, Lucille Stinson of Kingston Springs, TN, Ruthie Ross of Louisburg, KS, and Ilene Robbins of Grain Valley, MO.
The Ross children would like to thank Bud's sister, their Aunt Ruthie, for her loving care of their father in this time of need.
Watch for details of a future memorial celebration this summer in Chanute, KS.