Ross L. McNaught

Ross L. McNaught

Auburn, IL –Ross L. McNaught, 87 of Auburn, passed away Wednesday October 24, 2018 at Pana Community Hospital, Pana, IL, from injuries received in an automobile accident. 

Ross was born April 16, 1931, in Springfield, IL, a son of Maurice and Frances (Ross) McNaught. He graduated from Virden High School in 1948 and with a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Ross married Mary Alice “Corky” Kridner on August 4, 1957, in Chenoa, IL.  He was a lifelong farmer and was still actively farming until his death.  Ross was a member of the ROTC at UIUC and an Eagle Scout.  He loved to attend auctions and always had a story or a joke to tell.

Surviving Ross are his wife, Mary Alice McNaught of Auburn, IL; daughters, Karen (Tom Skelly) McNaught of Chatham, IL and Diane (James) Wallace of Carterville, IL; three grandchildren, Ross and Landon Skelly and Matthew Wallace; and several nieces. Preceding in death were his parents; an infant brother, Maurice Jr., and a brother, Lowell McNaught; and his nephews, Roger and David McNaught.

Cremation Rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering from 10:00 to noon on Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, with services at noon and a luncheon to follow at the Virden United Methodist Church. Burial of ashes at the Virden Cemetery will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the NorthMac School Foundation, Virden United Methodist Church, or Virden Boy Scout Troop #61. Please visit to leave a comment for the family.

13 thoughts on “Ross L. McNaught

  1. I was saddened to hear of your loss. Ross always seem to stop by and let Danny find something out of the treasures he just found at an auction. One of the many memories I have of Ross. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help. Please know how very sorry I am. Shirley Worth

    • Thanks Shirley! I was always happy when he shared with others be because then it wouldn’t end up iOn my front porch, in my house or in my yard

  2. It is with my heart felt sympathy that I say, how sad I was when I realized it was Ross. What ever it was that Ross set out to do, he finished doing it well.

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