John H. Ross
John H. Ross, 61, from Kokomo, passed away at his residence in Greentown on Sept. 10, 2019.
John was born Jan. 13, 1958, in Marion, Indiana, as the firstborn to John and Nancy Ross. He grew up in Country Club Hills (Kokomo) with three younger brothers. John was in Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle. He also enjoyed working at Camp Crossland during the summer.
He graduated from Haworth High School in 1976. After graduating high school, John hopped on a bus and traveled around the Southern states, camping on beaches in a tent and picking fruit to fund his adventure. John attended Ivy Tech and received an associate degree in accounting. Photography was one of John's passions, and he enrolled at Ivy Tech a couple of years ago to pursue his interest. John worked various jobs throughout his life before health issues set in. He had a keen memory and never came up short telling a good story from the past. John was a firm believer in Jesus Christ. He loved his family and pets. He was a decent and hardworking person and he was a good son, brother, father, uncle, and friend who will be deeply missed.
John is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Ross, of Kokomo; two grandchildren, Abbey and Alley of Kokomo; three brothers, James Ross and Joe (Donna) Ross, of Kokomo, and Jeff (Samantha) Ross, of North Vernon; two nieces, Joey Ross and Angela Mae Ross, of Kokomo; five nephews, Alex Ross and Chris Ross and Corey Ross, of Kokomo, and Adam Ross and Zach Ross, of North Vernon; also great-nieces and great-nephews.
A celebration of life will be held by his family at a later date. Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, is handling arrangements. You may read John's obituary at, where you can sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on September 12, 2019


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Mina Jo and Maurice Etchison
Sep 15, 2019
Prayers are with you and your family. God be with you and give you peace at this time in your life.
James Hunt
Sep 14, 2019
I was privileged to have known John. A lot of great scouting memories and adventures we shared together. I'm sorry I didnt get a chance to have our reunion we planned on a few years ago. I'm sorry. I will miss him. Thanks JamesHunt aka Bones
David Ellers
Sep 14, 2019
Great memories of Joe. I lived down the street. We used to play football and basketball all the time.