Ross, Susan

Susan M. Ross, 80, of Wilmington, DE died peacefully on April 12, 2019.

The daughter of F. Terry Ross and Dorothy (Roszel) Ross, she was born on July 26, 1938 in Detroit, MI. She was named after her mothers sister Susie and her fathers sister Mary. The family moved to Wilmington, DE in 1956 and Susan graduated from Alma College (Alma, MI) in 1960 with multiple majors.

While not her career path, Susan worked for years with children to present church pageants and theatrical events. She was a professional painter and talented visual artist who used her artistic eye to create exquisite miniatures (beautifully handcrafted decorated doll house rooms and scenes). She was an expert seamstress whose hobbies included needlework, drawing, gardening, archeology, genealogy, reading, singing, and shell collecting.

She was a member of the First State Miniature Club and National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME). Susan worked as a preschool teacher, seamstress, sales clerk, craft manager (Mitchells), and served as caregiver to both her parents. Susan was a vibrant and charming friend and relative. She never allowed a birthday or holiday to pass without connecting to family and friends. She had an endearment for animals, especially cats.

In additional to her parents, Susan was predeceased by her only sibling, her sister Doris; and many aunts and uncles. Susan is survived by many friends, including her craft partner, best friend, and true sister in life, Bonnie Kincaid of Wilmington, DE.; her adopted daughter, Kathy Kincaid Wagner and husband Jon of Newark, DE; her adopted grandchildren: Jordanna Wagner of Newark, DE, Jonathan J.D. Wagner (wife Melissa) of Whiteman AFB, MO, and Jozef Wagner of Wilmington, DE; and her adopted great-grandchildren: Kason, Jordyn, Lillian, and Kyha. Susan is also survived by her great friend and neighbor, Dale Perkel of Wilmington, DE and several cousins including Ronald G. Miller of Michigan/New York with whom she shared the same July 26th birthday.

A visitation will be held Tuesday June 18th beginning at 10am at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 with services to follow at 11am. Internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Susans memory/honor to Alma College 614 West Superior Street, Alma, MI 48801-1559.

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