Theresa A. Ross


Theresa A. Ross, 85, of Columbus, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Ross attended Bruce High School in Westernport, Maryland, later graduated high school at St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis and received her Nursing Diploma from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Kokomo, Indiana. Mrs. Ross previously worked in the offices of Dr. Donald Smith and Dr. Joe Dudding in Hope, Indiana, and also worked at Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus Convalescent Center and Four Seasons Retirement Center. Theresa volunteered at Columbus Regional Hospital and worked many hours at the information desk and also volunteered at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. She loved to sew and quilt and was involved in a quilting club at the Senior Citizens Center where she and a group of women met every Monday to hand-stitch quilts. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority in Hope.

A devoted wife and mother, she loved her home and family. She was the most comfortable in her kitchen and loved making up a batch of spaghetti and meatballs for friends and family. She enjoyed trying new recipes and was happiest when all of her children and grandchildren were around her. She was a friend to all and deeply loved.

Theresa was born, August 19, 1931, in Luke, Maryland, to Andrea and Teresa DiSabatina DiUbaldo. She married Charles Taylor Ross on October 10, 1953.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father James Brockmeier officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility or Mill Race Center.

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She is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years; their children, Jean (Chuck) Ozols of Columbus, Judy (Don) Linn of Fort Wayne, Betsy (Tracy) Galvin of Evanston, Illinois, and Andy (Nancy) Ross of Carmel, California; grandchildren, Rebecca and Rachel Ozols, Joe and Abby Linn, Jennie (Nick) Griswold and Taylor and Alex Galvin; great-grandchildren, Carli and Sadie Griswold; and her sister, Virginia Smith of Naples, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Arone, Caroline, Tony, John, Emil and Andrew.