MOUNT VERNON — Mervin G. Ross, 80, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Brookdale Mount Vernon. He was born July 30, 1937, in Hastings, Nebraska, the son of Raymond and Mary (Wuckert) Ross.

Mervin served in United States National Guard and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene College. He started his teaching career in the Dublin school system before eventually retiring from administration at Otterbein College.

Mervin was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he enjoyed the companionship of his Sunday school class. He loved music and was a collector of all genres. Mervin also loved theater and could often be found attending one of the magnificent plays performed by our local players.

Mervin is survived by his children, David (Kim) Ross of Florence, Kentucky, Mindy (Jimmie Beall) of Columbus and Jeremy (Tricia) Ross of Ostrander; eight grandchildren, Megan (Brandon) Blosser, Andrew (Samanntha) Ross, Jessica Ross, David Ross, Peter Ross, Bianca Ross, Hattie Ross, Lavender Ross; two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Isaac Blosser; and his brother, Norman Ross.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, July 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 12:30 until the time of service. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mervin G. Ross.

Memorial contributions in Mervin’s name may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.

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