Ryan C. Ross, 39

Ryan C. Ross, 39, of Fairland, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1975, in Wabash, to Clifford Ross of Wabash, and Mrs. Thomas (Christine Cole) Sanders of Bradenton, Fla.

Ryan was a 1994 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Jamie Yancey in 2001; she survives. Ryan served his country in the United States Army and retired from the Shelbyville Armory. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars in Shelbyville, and Shelbyville Shriners. Ryan was the youngest Commander of the post for VFW in the country.

Survives also include sons, Aaron Cole Ross of Wabash, and Stephen Michael Laye of Avon Park, Fla.; daughter, Kennedy Shannon Ross of Shelbyville; brothers, Justin Sanders of Winter Haven, Fla., Jeremy Sanders of Winter Haven, Fla., Zach Ross of Wabash, and Eric Bostwick of Urbana; and sister, Carrisa Michelle Curless of Bradenton, Fla.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Jackie Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the family of Ryan C. Ross.

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Posted on 2015 Feb 19