Beverly Spangler Ross


Beverly Spangler Ross, 60, of Defiance, and formerly of St. Louis, Michigan, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at Community Health Professionals Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, rural Defiance.

Beverly was born March 28, 1952, in Defiance, the daughter of Robert R. and Betty M. (Steel) Spangler. She was a 1970 graduate of Tinora High School. She married Jack L. Ross on May 12, 2001, in Sherwood, and he preceded her in death on November 2, 2011. She was a machine operator for S-K Tools for 13 years. She had also worked at the former Trim-Trends in Bryan, Ohio. Beverly enjoyed playing bingo, just as her mother did, camping, fishing, crocheting, spending time with her family, and especially those special times with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her son, Kevin Ross of Defiance; two daughters, Erin Rose of Defiance and Anne (Scott) Flores of Newark, Ohio; nine grandchildren; one sister, Bobbi Spangler of Defiance; five brothers, Rick (Pam) Spangler of Bryan, Steven Spangler of Defiance, David Spangler of Sherwood, Thomas Spangler of Bryan and Brian (Sherril) Spangler of Brookville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert; her husband, Jack; and her mother, Betty Spangler, who died Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Joint funeral services for Beverly Spangler Ross and her mother, Betty M. Spangler, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, with Pastor Bill Mesaeh officiating. Following funeral services, Beverly requested to be cremated. Graveside services for Beverly will be held at a later date in St. Louis, Michigan. Joint visitation for Betty M. Spangler and her daughter, Beverly Spangler Ross, will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to make memorial contributions to Community Health Professionals Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, 06625 Ohio 66 North, Defiance, Ohio, 43512. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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