Dorothy "Dot" Ross

July 27, 1927 - July 25, 2020
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Dorothy Eileen Ross, 92, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Montevista Rehabilitation and Skilled Care at Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

A daughter of the late Henry Carl and Adelphia (Howard) Schmidt, Dot was born in Uhrichsville on July 27, 1927.

Dot was a 1945 graduate of Uhrichsville…

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Dorothy Eileen Ross, 92, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Montevista Rehabilitation and Skilled Care at Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

A daughter of the late Henry Carl and Adelphia (Howard) Schmidt, Dot was born in Uhrichsville on July 27, 1927.

Dot was a 1945 graduate of Uhrichsville High School. She married her late husband, Edward F. Ross, on June 22, 1951 in the First Christian Church at Uhrichsville. Prior to becoming a mother of three wonderful children, Dot worked as a telephone operator.

Dot’s faith was nurtured at the First Christian Church in New Philadelphia where she was a member of the Master Builders Sunday School Class. She also was active with the VFW Auxiliary and also volunteered as a preschool teacher and at the hospital.

Other interests she enjoyed include golfing and bowling, which she was still enjoying as recently as 3 years ago! Dot was known for her delicious pies. Everyone, especially her family, knew how caring she was and always wanting to help and do things for others. However, she was a tiger when it came to playing cards, with many a grandchild wondering how they could get beaten so badly by her! She was a wonderful, fun, mother.

She will be dearly missed by her family which includes her children, Mark (Amy) Ross of Denver, Colorado, Deborah (Tom) Gretsinger of Chattanooga, Oklahoma and David Ross of Dover, Ohio and his companion, Bonnie Keator; five grandchildren, Jesse, Adam, Lacey Gretsinger, Laura Mansel, and Dr. Phillip Ross; and her brother, Carl (Annette) Schmidt of California.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed, on April 20, 2007; and her brother, George Schmidt.

A public graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville on Friday, July 31, 2020 beginning at 11:30 am with Pastor Jim Borton officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dot’s honor to the First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 474, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Service Information

Date: Friday, July 31, 2020

Time: 11:30 am

Union Cemetery - Uhrichsville


West 7th Street, UHRICHSVILLE, OH, 44683

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First Christian Church Building Fund

PO Box 474
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: July 27, 1927
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Rebecca Howe posted on 7/31/20

Dear Family, I’ve not met you, but I want to let you know that your mom was an angel to my Aunt Dutch. My mom, MaxineHoward Visintainer, and Dutch Howard Stevenson we’re cousins to your mom. I met your mom during my aunt’s Illness. Actually, I met your mom and dad after they retired to New Philadelphia. She was so good to her cousin Dutch. She visited her every day at Hennis Care Center. She washed her clothes and cared for her. Thank you . My sisters and I will always be thankful for your mother’s love and care of Aunt Dutch. Love and prayers . Rebecca Visintainer Howe, Sarah Visintainer Brown, and Judy Visintainer Thomas. I’m sorry I didn’t get to the service. I live in Kent, Ohio and was concerned about Convid 19. Rebecca Howe.


Chuck and Kathy Ross posted on 7/30/20

Mark , Deb , and David so sorry for your loss . Your mom was truly a special lady who will be missed by all her family and friends . Kathy and I will always cherish are time together at family reunions .


Mike and Jocelyn Linnen posted on 7/30/20

Mark, Dave and Deb, Our deepest sympathy. So sorry your mom has passed. She was grand lady.


Sandy Gallentine posted on 7/29/20

I enjoyed Dot so much. She and Ed were wonderful people to be with. A funny story about her was: At First Christian Church in New Philadelphia, Dot started to leave the sanctuary and passed out. I was close and ran over to her. The first thing she asked when she came to was,”was my skirt pulled down?” I assured her that I took care of that. I had to laugh. Sandy Gallentine


Becky Braker posted on 7/29/20

Dear Mark, Deb ,and David, Jim and I want to express our heartfelt sympathy at your mother’s passing. As we reminisce, we are remembering a visit to Aunt Dot just a few short years ago . As we drove up to the house with Georgia and Tim, she came sprinting down the driveway waving her golf club! What an inspiration! What a life well lived! We were all lucky to have her. Love to you all, Becky


Jayne Hawk posted on 7/29/20

So sorry for your loss. Dot was a lovely lady. I got to know her through the VFW. Always so pleasant and a smile on her face. Rest In Peace Dot.


Diane a Yencho posted on 7/29/20

So sorry for your loss Mark,Deb and David. She will be missed. I loved her smile and laugh and of course her Apple Pies. My family is so glad we could make it to her 90th birthday party. She was a kind caring person always saw her smiling. Love DeeDee and family


John and Joanie Ross posted on 7/29/20

We are so sorry for your loss Deb, Mark and David!! Your Mom was a very wonderful and lovely lady!!! We were so glad to be at the reunion to celebrate her 90th Birthday And eat her pies!!! Sending hugs and prayers!!! Joanie and John Ross


Beth Ross Yurich and Dennis Yurich posted on 7/29/20

I am so sorry Mark, Deb and Dave. Going to the Ross reunions were a treat to hear Aunt Dot's laugh and eating mouthfuls of her apple pie. I will always cherish the memories of her stories and thoughtful listening.


Rae-Anne Simmons posted on 7/29/20

Dave & Bonnie I'm sorry for your loss


Dwan posted on 7/29/20

I am so very sorry for your loss, Dave and Bonnie.