Ann R. Ross

July 12, 1922 ‒ July 02, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Ann R. (Riddle) Ross, age 97, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born July 12, 1922 in Maynard, Ohio to the late John and Ann (Studnicka) Riddle.

Ann graduated from St. Clairsville High School, married the love of her life, George T. Ross in 1942, moved to Columbus in 1944, to Gahanna in 1950 and finally settled in Sunbury in 1959.

Ann was a member of the Condit Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years.  She was also a member of the Faithfilled Women and the Condit Crazy Quilters.  Amongst other things she enjoyed tending her rose gardens, knitting, sewing, reading, bird watching, camping, traveling and boating.  She was also proud of her Thimble collection, but most proud of the children she raised and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, George and her parents, Ann was preceded in death by sisters, Cubie Kurtz and Louise Josefzyk.  She is survived by daughter, Judy Watts of Sunbury; sons and daughters-in-law, George “Ted” and Beverly Ross, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Richard “Rick” and Darlene Ross and Phillip and Michele Ross all of Centerburg; brother, Robert Riddle of Gahanna; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury.  Private family service and interment will take place on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  The Service will be lived streamed via the Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page at:

Contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice, 3430 Ohio Health Parkway, Columbus, OH 43202 or Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074  in Ann’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ross family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • What a great lady! My prayers and sympathy to all her family. May you always cherish your wonderful memories.

  • What a blessing to have such a long full life. Condolences to the entire Ross family and to Ann’s friends. One last glorious travel journey to the Kingdom of heaven. Rest In Peace, Ann.

  • Dear “Ann’s Bunch:”
    Rest in the sureness that this little lady LOVED you all, especially when she had her “dander up” about something! Ann was grateful for all the joy each of you brought to her life. Always proud of “her brood,” she was quick to sing your praises and appreciate your combined talents. Because of Midway, Maynard & St Clairsville ties, Ann tucked me under her wing early-on and treated me as family. Thanks be to God for this lady of faith! She is at peace. Amen. — the Rev Mrs Carol Weiss

  • Ross family,
    Ann left a terrific legacy in her family. Condolences to all of you.

  • Darlene and Rick,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I know what that feels like.
    Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Pam Kelley

  • To all in your family,
    We are sad for the loss of your mother, Ann. As a longtime resident, we are appreciative of the good things she did for her family, friends and church. In time, good memories of those times will always come to mind. I am also appreciative of the care that Judy and her children took on in her loving care till the end. We shared dinners at Bob Evan’s with Judy and Ann. She loved the lemonade! I believe Ann turned her lemons in life to lemonade as well! Now you are released from the diseases that slowly took you from your family and into the care of Jesus. ❤🙏❤🙏

  • To the family of Ann Ross
    Ann was generous kind, thoughtful, loving and cheerful. She loved everyone and always was kind to everyone. I’ve known her more than 40 years and I never saw her, ever, have a moment where she was anything less than gracious and decent and caring. God’s love shined in her spirit and her unforgettable, loving smile.

  • To Shelli Evans and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please keep your memories of your Grandmother close. I am sure there are so many!! May God watch over you while you grieve and celebrate your Grandmother’s life.

    Sandy Ashbrook

  • Judy I just heard about your mom passing! I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom but I bet she was as special as you! Love you