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Ron Ross

Ronald Carl "Ron" Ross, 52, formerly of Fountain City, passed away Thursday, June 10, at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis following a brief illness.

Ron was born October 1, 1957 in Hamilton, Ohio to Clarence E. and Jean M. Hughes Ross. He was a 1976 graduate of Northeastern High School. He was formerly a meat cutter with Cox's, Thornburg's and Ford's supermarkets for 12 years. He later worked as the head of maintenance at Northeastern Elementary School for 13 years. During this time he studied at IU East, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Education in 2008. Licensed in chemistry and physics, he taught 1 year at Union County High School and later was a substitute teacher at Hagerstown High School before illness forced him to take a break. Ron enjoyed farming and working with and showing livestock. He was always engaged in a new project around his house and enjoyed being outdoors.

Ron will be missed by his parents, Clarence and Jean Ross, of Fountain City; fiancee, Amy Fodrea, of Winchester; sons, Chris Ross, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Matt Ross, of Greenfield; his twin brother, Don Ross and his wife, Mary, of Winchester; Dan Ross and his wife, Sherri, of McKinney, Texas; and Rick Ross and his wife, Traci, of Fountain City; 2 grandchildren, Dylan Ross and Carleigh Ross, 2 nieces, 6 nephews and many friends.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 14 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family & friends may gather for visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at the funeral home.

A scholarship is being planned in memory of Ron to benefit a Northeastern High School science student. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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I am so sorry me missed the calling and funeral. I just now received notice that Ron had passed away. He was our neighbor for so many years and it is so upsetting that he has passed away. My deepest sympathies go out to Matt, Chris and his family. He was such a dear man and a very good friend to Mark. May God please wrap his loving arms around you in you time of need.

Teresa Siliven Jun 14 2010 12:00 AM

You will always be remembered!! Will always cherish those fun and crazy time we had together. You will NEVER be forgotten. Love you always and forever!! You were always an awesome uncle!!

Julia(Maiden Ross),Derek,Tyler&Jacob Calvelage Jun 13 2010 12:00 AM

Matt so sorry to hear of Ron's death. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Sheila Shaw Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympathies. It is hard to believe that another classmate has died. We happily remember all the fun times at NHS. We will remember the Ross family in prayer.

Doug and Paula Wright Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM

Don Ross and family
We are very sorry to hear about Ron's illness and passing. We will miss him at the Randolph county Cattle barn this July. Our thoughts are with you.
Jim and Cindy Peed and family

Jim and Cindy Peed Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM


We are sorry for your loss, may your memories give you comfort. Our thoughts are with you.

Rich and Donnita Conley
Abby Hickman

Donnita Conley Jun 12 2010 12:00 AM


DOUG & TERRI BROWN Jun 11 2010 12:00 AM