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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Abby L. Ross RIP

In 1947, she married the late Walter Ross III, whom she had known since childhood, and eventually settled in Ligonier, her family said.
There, Mrs. Ross continued pioneering and “forward-thinking” by opening a women's clothing store in the 1970s with three friends called The Clothes Patch, Ross Cox said.
“My mother was making trips to New York with her partners,” she said. “They were there to buy clothing and paying the bills and marketing what they had, and they did a really good job.”
Some of her 14 grandchildren helped out in the store during its 25 years in business, Tom Day said.
Mrs. Ross's time in Ligonier was marked by her participation in theater productions for many years with the Valley Players and Hollow Tree Players. Ross Cox recalled a role in the mid-2000s when her mother played the grandmother in “Little Red Riding Hood.”

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