Posted May 29, 2020
Grace McClary Ross, died May 22, 2020. She retired from Otterbein College as Assistant Director of Human Resources after 27 years. A former employee and friend shared that “Grace was a kind and considerate person. She touched many lives and always was a positive influence on those around her.” Her connection and impact at Otterbein was further strengthened through her son, Jeremy, who is a Department of Communication alumnus from the Class of 2004.
Grace was a member of Westerville Church of the Nazarene and Genoa Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents Jobe and Dorothea McClary, brothers Robert and Walter McClary and sister Joann Farley. Survived by children, David (Kim) Ross, Mindy (Jimmie) Beall and Jeremy ’04 (Tricia) Ross; grandchildren, Megan Blosser, Andrew, Jessica, David, Peter, Bianca, Hattie and Lavender Ross; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Isaac and Judah; sisters, Shirley Bricker, Ellie Mankind, Sandi Moore, Paulette Gastin and Sharon Bland; many nieces, nephews and cousins.