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Thelma Ross

October 9, 1926 — June 30, 2021

ROSS, Thelma, age 94, passed away at home with family Wednesday, June 30, 2021. She was born October 9, 1926 to the late George Emmitt and Ruth Kirtz in Richmond, Indiana. She was the youngest of seven children. Thelma graduated from Richmond Senior High School and attended Richmond Business College. Afterwards, she went to Washington DC to work for the Federal Government. Thelma married her fiance, William after he returned from active military service in Europe. In 1959, the couple, with their son, Orville, and daughter, Marsha, moved from Richmond, Indiana to Yellow Springs, Ohio. Thelma worked at Antioch College Library until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting and word search puzzles. Thelma was a faithful, long standing member of First Baptist Church, Yellow Springs. She is survived by her loving daughter, Marsha Anne Williams (Cornelius); three wonderful grandsons, William, Derrick (Sativa), and Sean (Allison); eight great-grandchildren; and many caring, devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Thelma is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 74 + years, William O. Ross Jr.; son, William O. Ross III (Paula); parents, George and Ruth; four sisters and three brothers. The Ross family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care. A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Yellow Springs, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 12:00 noon. Thelma will be laid to rest at Glen Forest Cemetery next to William. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

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