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Margaret (Cleland) Ross

October 13, 1935 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 86)


Margaret Ann Ross, age 86, of Avilla, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Hickory Creek of Kendallville. Mrs. Ross was born in Noble County, near Albion, Indiana on October 13, 1935 to the late Joseph and Mildred (Dafforn) Cleland. She married Richard Dean Ross on September 29, 1953 in Avilla and he preceded her in death in 2007. She was employed with Avilla School in the cafeteria for 28 years.  Margaret was a faithful member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla where she volunteered in many ways.

Survivors include:
Son, Gary and Susan Ross of LaOtto.
Son, Terry and Candi Ross of Churubusco.
Son, Rick Ross of Avilla.
7 grandchildren: Julie and Mike Dafforn of Churubusco; Tracee and Jason Gross of Churubusco; Kelli and Joshua Kirchner of Columbia City; Brooke and Mike Bentley of Rome City; Katie Ross of Kendallville; Chad Ross of Fort Wayne; and Jenna and David Johnston of Auburn. 
14 great grandchildren.
Sister, Janice Bozarth of California.
Sisters-in-law, Sandra Billman of New Haven and Natalie Ross of Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a grandson, Adam Ross on December 2, 2014. 

Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Ross will be held Monday, May 9th at 11:00 AM at Calvary United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Avilla Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her six grandsons. 
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.

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May 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church
Cherry Street
Avilla, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
May 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church
Cherry Street
Avilla, Indiana 46755

May 9, 2022

12:00 PM
Avilla Cemetery
Albion Street
Avilla, Indiana 46710

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