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Vida Jean Ross
Vida Jean RossVida Jean Ross, age 93 of Somersville, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Royal Oak Nursing Center in Dade City, Florida.  She was born April 14, 1916 in Irwin, Ohio to the late Arthur and Jeannie (DeBolt) Parthemer.

Her first husband was Charles Fields.  On October 8, 1955 she married Russell Ross in West Liberty, Kentucky and he survives in Somersville.

She was a member of the International Trotting Association for over 35 years.  She had attended various Baptist churches in Ohio and Florida.  Vida enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, fishing and playing piano. She enjoyed spending time at the race track with her friends in Florida and going out to eat.  Vida was very friendly person who truly “loved the people she loved.”

She is survived by a son, Charles Fields, Somersville; a daughter, Sharon (Emerson) Young, Somersville; a daughter-in-law, Monica Fields, West Mansfield; a son-in-law, Dave Slonecker, Richwood; a sister, Evelyn (Ken) Preston, Richwood; a brother, Raymond (Nellie) Grandstaff, Apple Valley; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sons Arthur and Larry Fields; daughters, Beverly Slonecker and Barbara Brady; a brother, Dick Parthemer, three granddaughters, Melody Sue Middleton, Tonya Jo Stevens, Roberta Fields and a grandson, Skip Fields.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Friday.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com

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#1 from: Mike & Becky Welch
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Chuck very sorry to here about your mother. Hope to see you soon. Love Mike & Becky and family

#2 from: David Slonecker, Jr.
Rosendale, WI
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 1:36 PM

  Grandma put in 93 years of leading by example.  She taught us how to be stong, and how to persevere in even the worst circumstances.  
  It is our responsibility to apply the lessons she taught us, support each other, and make her proud.  
  We take comfort in knowing that Grandma feels no more pain, and is re-united with some of her beloved family in Heaven.  We love you, and will miss you Grandma.

#3 from: Russell Dean Fields
marysville  Ohio
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 6:20 AM

Grandma produced a big family of uniqe people.We are all  a rare bread. We have humor fun  respect humility and the ability to love and respect all we touch without question. I believe that those things we pass down to our own children will keep her here with all of us for eternity.We will miss her and forever love her. May god bless her and all she has left us. I love you grandma.

#4 from: Sabra Fields Larry
Zanesfield ohio
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Vida Ross: What a Blessing! She always lead by example,always showing compassion,and kindness, towards others. She always lead by being an honest person, showing great entegrity and  always showing great strength and determination.

A will always be proud that I am her grandaughter, she will truly be missed, always loved,and never ever forgotten. I will always remeber her telling me to truly "Just love the poeple you love".  I will always hold her close to my heart!

#5 from: Amy Slonecker
Rosendale, WI
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM

To everyone,

I have very fond memories of visitng with Grandma anytime we came down from Wisconsin.  Sammi & Caitlin loved looking at all of Grandma's knickknacks.  She will be dearly missed and well-remembered.


Amy (grand-daughter in-law)

#6 from: Larry Slemmons
Columbus, Ohio
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Chuck I'm sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She always made me feel like family when I was in her home. I'm so glad I stopped to see her and Russ when they were home last summer, I know she will be missed, God bless you all.

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