Friday, May 8, 2015

Malcom Ross - Paxton Lodge

Malcolm Kenneth Ross, 84, of Paxton died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.
A private family service will be held at Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is handling arrangements.
Malcolm was born June 20, 1930 in Leona, New York a son of Joseph and Myrtle Legg Ross. He married June Joan Johnson on May
8, 1955. She survives.
Along with his wife, Joan, he is survived by two sons, Ron (Tammy) Ross of Paxton, Scott Ross of Paxton; six grandchildren and seven
great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bert and a sister, Margaret Huewitt.
Malcolm served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Civil Service employee after working 38 years at Chanute Air Force
Base. He was a member of the Paxton Church of Christ. He was also a member of Ford Chapter No. 113, Royal Arch Masons, Paxton
Council No. 129, Cryptic Masons and Mt. Olivet Commandery No. 38, Knights Templar. He was a 50-year member in the Chapter and
Commandery. In addition, Malcolm was a Past Master and 50-year member of Paxton Masonic Lodge No. 416, Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons.
Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at

Masonic Record:
Paxton Lodge No. 416 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Past Master
50-year Member

Ford Chapter No. 113, Royal Arch Masons
Mark Master degree on October 12, 1956
Past Master and Most Excellent Master degrees on October 18, 1956
Royal Arch degree on November 1, 1956
1975, 1999, 2001, 2002 Excellent High Priest (4 years)
50-year Member

Urbana Council No. 19, Cryptic Masons
Royal Master and Select Master degrees on April 24, 1975
Transferred membership to Paxton Council No. 129 on June 26, 1984

Paxton Council No. 129, Cryptic Masons
Charter member of Council – June 26, 1984
1994, 2001, 2005 through 2011 Thrice Illustrious Master of Paxton Council (9 years)

Mt. Olivet Commandery No. 38, Knights Templar
Created and constituted a Companion of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, and created a
Knight of Malta on November 3, 1956
Dubbed Knight and created a member of the Valiant and Magnanimous Order of the Temple on February 8, 1957
1974 Eminent Commander
1994 through 2014 Junior Warden (21 years)

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