Joanne G. Ross
Joanne G. Ross, 86, of Perrysburg, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Joanne was born June 18, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Vesper (Bloomquist) Gliot. Joanne married Jack Ross on March 20, 1954, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on August 25, 2005. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University with a major in education, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Joanne taught pre-school at Grace Nursery School in Perrysburg for 20 years, serving many of those years as director of the program. She delighted in running into many of her former students and families in Perrysburg throughout her life. She became a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg after relocating to Perrysburg in the 1950s. She taught Sunday school for many years and also participated in adult Sunday school, various administrative committees, circles and most recently was part of the usher team. The church community was extended family for Joanne. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack and her parents. She is survived by her children, David (Tamara) Ross, Karen (Rob) McClellon and Steve (Barb) Ross; grandchildren, Ross McClellon, Tyler Ross, Hope Ross and Eleanor Campbell; sister, Barbara (Gordon) Schiefelbein, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Consistent with Joanne’s lifelong desire to stay out of the spotlight, she will quietly be laid to rest with Jack in a private ceremony. The family would like to thank the professionals of St. Luke’s Hospital, the Manor of Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their humor, patience and compassion. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874- 3133). Memorial contributions may be made in Joanne’s name to First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.witzlershank.com.