Rosella M. Ault

November 02, 1920 ‒ August 18, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Rosella M. (Main) Ault, age 99, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Inn at Walnut Trail.

Retired school teacher having taught for more than 30 years in Westerville, Galena, Sunbury and Waverly School systems.

Born November 2, 1920 in Delaware, Ohio to the late Wilbur J. and Josie L. (Bishop) Main.

Longtime member of Sunbury United Methodist Church, National Who’s Who of American Educators 1976, Columbia Chapter #33 OES, past Pythian Sister, past member Kingston Grange #2589.

Preceded in death by husband, Harold Jay Ault; son, Thomas Tibbitts; brothers, George, Rodney, John and Dr. Robert Main; sister, Verona Mackley.

Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Thomas Hickson of Bradenton, FL; granddaughter, Melody and husband John Huff; great-grandchildren, Brittny, Brandon and Zachary Hughes;

Private family services.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Inn at Walnut Trail for their daily care and kindness. And also wish to thank the staff of Capital City Hospice for their care and assistance.

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  • Mary and family. Jerry and I are heart broken of Rosella’s passing. We miss going to visit her and when she needed help with her car or whatever she needed to be done, we were happy to help. Mary, I will always remember going to Northland shopping center when she would drop us off to shop, and days she dropped us of at Lazarus downtown Columbus, Ohio, what fun we had. Going to Waverly Ohio, Lake White, places I will never forget going with you and your Mom, the time at her house in Sunbury Hahaha, I will always remember that day with a lot of laughter. These last few years Jerry and I enjoyed taking her places she wanted to go and out to eat with her, Rosella truly had a lot of stories she shared with us, she remembered so many things in detail. She told us all about her son Tommy and the tragedy that happened to him. So many memories spent with your Mom I will always treasure. She gave us a copy of one of her books. love it. Rosella was a Kind, Caring, Loving woman set in HER way’s for sure. So much more I could say. Jerry and I will Miss visiting her.

  • So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great teacher and I have school memories of being with you. She will be missed.

  • Mary , and family Don’t know if you remember me from long ago at SUMC. Your Mom was a busy lady and she took you everywhere she went. Rosella was always up to date about what was going on in Sunbury. My sister Genie Hoke had her in 2nd grade at Big Walnut. I know she wanted to make it to 100 years. She led a fine and upsstanding life. She will be missed at the church and around Sunbury.
    My sympathy and prayers to your family.
    Bette Hoke Roberts

  • I feel very blessed to have known Rosella for a number of years. Her work in the the church and community has always been an inspiration to me and others. Years ago, when my mother was in the hospital, I was pleasantly surprised one day to find Rosella sitting in Mom’s room knitting and talking away with Mom. Rosella was at the hospital at the same time for something and she found out my mom was there also. Rosella visited her everyday during her stay. I loved talking to Rosella and will miss her greatly.

  • Mary,
    I didn’t know your mom very well but I have heard a lot of stories. But I do know I will never forget her because of the wonderful stories she told at my brother’s Eddie’s (Pittman) funeral. She is one person that once you meet her you forget her. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • During 1955 -1956 , I was in Mrs Bucannon’s 2nd grade class at Sunbury. Now we know her as Mrs Ault. She was kind and thoughtful, also demanded good behavior. We sat in little groups learning to read. When, with poor eyesight, my glasses got broken playing ball, she bought a mask for me. I still have it. We spoke to each other many times over the years, especially at church. She still remembered my classmates! Birthday cards and holiday greetings, attending our friends funerals and church services were some of the places we met. She will always be a “Rose” Your student and friend “Eddie”

  • Mary,
    So sorry to hear about Rosella, she is a wonderful woman. She would bring down food to us all the time. Will miss Harold and Rosella.

    Steve and Deb Morgenstern

  • Rosella was am amazing lady. She contributed so much to Sunbury Village by writing of the history of the Village and Columbia Chapter. She was always teaching volunteering, and busy at something. She never gave up . I remember when she wrecked her car and bought another one that same day. You could not slow her down. Was blessed to have her for a friend.