Arlene A. Ross, 89, of Union, died at the Cushing Homestead Jan. 5, 2018. Arlene was born July 13, 1928, in Union to Lennie S. Burns and Marion Thurston Burns. She grew up in Union and graduated from Union High School class of 1947.

Arlene worked at Gordon’s Market in Union for many years as a sales clerk in the hardware department. She was also a homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, tennis and playing games. She was a member of a local hooked rug club in Hope. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Union, and attended the Sampson City Church of God in Starke, Fla. Arlene was well known for being a happy woman, and for her extraordinary homemade biscuits.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph L. Mank; infant daughter Rosemary Mank; second husband Douglas J. Ross; brothers Chester A. Burns, Keith Burns and Reginald Burns.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Overlock and her husband Roger of Benton, Virginia Flood and her husband, Lee, of Belfast; sister Arabelle Davoll and her husband, Ernest, of Rochester, Mass. ; grandson Matthew Elwell and his wife, Ashley, of Union; granddaughter Raquel Willson and her husband, Aaron, of Limington; 10.great-grandchildren.

A graveside service to celebrate Arlene’s life will be held at the East Union Cemetery in Union on a date to be announced.

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Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Waldoboro.