Iris “Irene” Ross

February 11, 1922 ‒ December 04, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Iris “Irene” Ross, 97, of Galion passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Maplecrest Assisted Living in Bucyrus where she had resided for the past four years.

She was born February 11, 1922 in Nevada and was the daughter of Amos W. and Gladys H. (Young) Denzer. At age three, the family moved to northwest Arkansas. In 1940, she moved back to Ohio and married Clarence Chalmer Ross on June 26, 1949 and they were married nearly 28 years until his passing on May 17, 1977.

Irene was a homemaker and worked as a secretary for eight years at the former Weathercraft Company in Galion. Irene volunteered for Crawford Community Action and the former R.S.V.P. in Galion.

She is survived by four children, Karen Wise of Galion, Judy Johnson of Lexington, Joyce (Bill) Veitch of Orville and Glen (Kathy) Ross of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild and two brothers.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice or the Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Irene Ross, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Goodbye, Aunt Irene. I’ll always remember you glowing smile, and the long- ago memory of visiting at “Karen and Judy’s.” Love to your family.

  • Dean and I will miss this dear sweet lady :: she was the best neighbor:: like a grandmother to me

  • Keeping Karen, Judy, Joyce, Glen and your family’s in my prayers as you say goodbye.
    Will miss her at our Ross family gatherings. She always came – giving us fond memories of her BIG smile and her kindness to everyone in the family. Remember her garden she loved working in. You were blessed to have her as your MOM.

  • Our condolences to the Ross family. I always loved visiting with Mrs. Ross at Glen and Kathy’s gatherings. She always had such a big smile and a can do attitude. I still have some flowers in my yard that were initially from her homestead. God bless all of you. Heaven received a beautiful angel.

    Our prayers to you,
    Debby, Kevin, Emily, and Katie Elkins

  • May God be with your entire family and comfort you with the passing of Irene. She was a great lady!! Sending prayers to all.

  • To the Ross Family,
    When a mother passes, the family is forever affected. Your mother was so very special. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Irene.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Prayers & blessings to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. A mom is like the ‘glue ‘ that holds a family together -_- and you have a great legacy to claim & cling to for comfort – she was one of the sweetest people Vern & I have known. God will continue to bless you. Love & hugs.

  • So sorry Karen and family for your loss. Seeing Big Ron and his wife in the photos brought back memories from long ago. May God bless you and those that loved her.
    Take care.

  • Love and prayers to the entire family. I loved Grandma Ross and always felt like she was part of our family… she was such a Strong, sweet and kind Lady and left lots of happy memories❤️… praying God gives the family peace, strength and comfort . Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel

  • Dear Karen and family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, Irene. Keeping you all in our prayers.

    Dan & Pat Everly