Margaret Anne “Maggie” Ross Black, age 95, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born January 2, 1926, in Cambridge City, Indiana, to Dr. Harry P. Ross, MD and Beryl Barber Ross, Maggie grew up in Richmond and graduated from Richmond High School in 1943. She attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in zoology in 1947. Maggie pursued further education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, in order to become a certified elementary school teacher and reading specialist. She resided in Eaton, Ohio, for many years, before moving back to Richmond with her husband after retirement. Maggie was an active member in the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. She was also a member of Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. Maggie volunteered for several years in after-school activities with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Indiana, and worked with the local library on literacy programs.
Survivors include her sons, John Harry (Cathy Horellou) Black of Onsala, Sweden, and Clayton Robert (Janet) Black of Southport, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Kyle Black, Kathleen Black Milam, Kevin Black, Steven Black, and Gwenaelle Black; seven great-grandchildren; niece; and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 61 years, John W. Black Jr., who died October 2, 2008; parents; and sisters, Ellen Esther Ross Dillon and Eleanor Jean Ross Holby.
The family would like to thank the staff of Friends Fellowship Community for the loving care given to Maggie and John over the years.
There will be a private graveside service for Margaret Anne “Maggie” Ross Black with Pastor Jen Huff officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.