Mary G. (Sharit) Ross, 79, of Berea, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

Born Oct. 21, 1936, she was the beloved wife of Rev. James Purdy, and the late David Griese and Thomas J. Ross, and longtime companion of the late Gerald Christner.

She was the loving mother of Ken Purdy (Debbie), Terry Bade (Larry), Connie Bowen (Doug), Tim Purdy (Kelley) and stepmother of Tyler U. Griese (Martha), Thomas Ross, Jr., (Monica) and James Ross (Patty); the dear grandmother, great-grandmother, step-grandmother and step great-grandmother of many; and sister of the late Edwina Smith and Willie B. Sharit.

Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Baker, Osinski, Kensinger Funeral Home in Berea, Ohio, followed by funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.