Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI


Velma Louise Ross

July 11, 1928June 25, 2020

Velma Louise (Rolfe) Ross, was born July 11, 1928 in Owosso, MI. Velma was the youngest daughter of Ernest and Esther Rolfe and sister to Theodore and Ernestine. Velma passed into the loving arms of heaven on June 25, 2020 while in the loving care of Vista Springs Timber Ridge and in the company of family. Velma was wed to Harry Ross on April 11, 1947 and they began their life of 55 years together . Velma was a loving wife, mother of nine, grandmother of 29, Great Grandmother of 46 and Great-Great Grandmother of two, in total with spouses Velma was the matriarch of 109.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Great Grandson Liam Ross, Grandson Joel Ross and her loving husband Harry Ross. Surviving are her children, Linda (Mickey) Brown, Larry (Robyn) Ross, Gary (Paula) Ross, Rodney (Elise) Ross, Lori (Rick) Hart, Robert (Cheryl) Ross, Loretta Savoie, John "Jay" (Lisa) Ross, and Kevin (Robin) Ross.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Tuesday, June 30 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.grwilliamston.com


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Velma Louise Ross

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Navidad Cortez

June 30, 2020

Robert and family- our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Navi & Andrew Cortez

Brian Dodge

June 28, 2020

Your mother gave me a gift I’ll never forget , with a house full of children she always made time for one more. Me!
Robert and I were engaged in a game of green plastic soldiers in the sand pile at the end of the driveway your mom happened by and inquired who was winning? Robert replied in war there are no winners , I think he was losing at that moment but I don’t remember for sure. She smiled and continued on her way knowing her influence had hit its mark.
The second memory involved hot lunch, you had to remember to sign up for seconds If you wanted extra pizza or pigs in a blanket.
Your mother always have that covered for me.
Fond memories and sincere condolences.

Kenneth Ross

June 27, 2020

Velma was a wonderful aunt, and Harry was a wonderful uncle. We always loved seeing them. Sincere sympathy to her entire family.