Matthew Charles Ross, May 31, 1965 — March 16, 2012, of Columbia

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 3:39 p.m. CDT; updated 5:32 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 29, 2012

Matthew Charles Ross, 46, of Columbia, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, following a brief illness.  Matthew was born May 31, 1965, in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of the late Reverend Charles Dudley and Arlene (Hayes) Ross.  Matthew graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 1984, serving as equipment manager for the football team.