Thelma S. Ross, age 98, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 11:45 P.M. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Oakley House in Greenville. Thelma was born March 29, 1918, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Otis C. & Pluma (Martin) Smith.
Thelma is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Lura Ross of Greenville and Roberta & Charles McIntyre of Fruita, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Patrice Ross of Columbus; grandchildren, Elyse Mancy, Julie Mancy, Greg Mancy, Charles & Ying Pei McIntyre III, Rebecca Ross and Tom Ross; and great-grandchildren, P.J. Mancy, Charles Fiterman, Aleah McIntyre, Charles Stafford McIntyre V, Ralph Waldo McIntyre Jr. and Jack Liu McIntyre.
Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Ross on February 16, 2007 whom she married December 27, 1941; son, Stanley J. Ross; grandson, Eric McIntyre; and sister, Ruth Floyd.
Thelma graduated from Ohio University in Athens and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Thelma taught business for 30 years, having taught at Palestine, Westmont and Greenville Schools. She was a former member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and was very active in ALANON.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Village Rescue. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com