• Born: October 12, 1957
  • Died: December 30, 2017
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

ELIZABETH "BETTY ANN" ROSSMAN, age 60. Dearest daughter of Edmund Jr. and the late Eleanor (nee Walsh). Loving sister of Eddie, Annie Andrako and Tom (Margie). Cherished aunt of Eric, Megan, Sammi and Natalie. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins many dear friends and she will be sorely missed by the many students she taught. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Poor Clare Monastery, 3501 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday January 6, 2018 Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish (Engle Rd.) at 10:00AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends FRIDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Miss Wottman was the greatest lady ever she kept it 100. Ps You where a very nice lady

Posted by Tim Foster - Parma, OH - student   February 28, 2018



Posted by SHILOH STUDENT - PARMA, OH - grandchild   February 28, 2018

Dear family and friends this here is a wonderful woman although I never had the chance to actually meet her in person, she was going to be my 8th grade Business and foundations teacher and I'm very sad about it. I just wish she was here, so I could've had the teacher I was assigned,
Dear Betty'
Rest In Peace.

Posted by Evan Anthony - Parma Hts, OH - Student   February 13, 2018

My prayers go to Mrs. Rossmans family us students loved her she was the best I really miss her but hey she is in a better place

Posted by Zach Ward - Parma, WV - student   February 07, 2018

It is such a shame to lose such a beautiful soul that we had here on this planet but she is is a better place, now she can teach the angles how to type just like she did for us.

Posted by Tre Gomola - Cleveland, OH - student   January 27, 2018

Dear Ed, So sorry for all your losses. I am here if you need some one. Gerry Mcneff

Posted by Geraldine Mcneff - Seven Hills, OH   January 23, 2018


To everyone who knew Elizabeth, friends and family, loved ones of all kinds, everyone, I'm so very sorry for your loss, you all have my condolences. May She Rest In Peace. And from what I've heard about her, she very much deserves that peace.

Posted by Adam Bozek - Cleveland, OH   January 09, 2018


Cousin Edmund I am sorry for your loss of your daughter Betty.

Posted by Geraldine Geringer - Litchfield, OH - Family   January 05, 2018

Deepest condolences to the Rossman family. I had Ms. Rossman as a teacher at Sawyer College of Business in 1982. She was such a great teacher, funny, kind and a great inspiration. She taught me medical terminology and typing. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Barb Caskey - Bay Village, OH   January 05, 2018

As Betty 's cooperating teacher, it does my heart ❤ good to read so many wonderful accolades expressed by her former students as the difference she made in their lives. We are all a power of one, and it appears as though Betty's influence will continue on through the lessons and example she gave her students. I was lucky to have known her. My condolences to her entire family.

Posted by Gloria Solarz - Strongsville, OH   January 04, 2018

My heart is with all of the family. Betty was a wonderful person. We both taught at St. Augustine. She really cared about her students. She was involved in many programs, including traveling with students. Betty had an adventurous side. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Anne Chaly - Augusta, GA - Friend   January 03, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marty & Cheryl DeCara - North Fort Myers, FL   January 03, 2018

Ed, you and your family have our heartfelt sympathy over losing Betty Ann. She was youthful, vibrant and a most loving sister and daughter. Keep her image nearby and she'll always close.

Posted by Joyce and George Becker - Shaker Heights, OH - Friend   January 03, 2018

Ed and family,

So sorry to hear of Betty Ann's passing. She was a joy to know, with a great sense of humor. She had a caring heart much like Eleanor's. Our deepest condolences to you all. May God bless you all in this time of grief. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Chris and Joe Gallo - Carolina Shores, NC   January 03, 2018


She helped me learn how to type without looking at the keys, she always made class fun!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

Posted by Michelle Doyle - Commerce City, CO - Student   January 02, 2018

Its so sad that my favorite tech teacher is gone :( . You will be missed everyday . I will miss you . thank you for being the strict & amazing teacher , you tought me well and showed me that dont let people get to you .

Posted by jocelynn Hudecek - Parma Ohio, OH - student   January 02, 2018

Ed and family, heart felt prayers for your sister Betty Ann, too young to have left this world, but she is now in a better place. God bless Phil and Nancy

Posted by Phil and Nancy Mcilvennan - arvada, CO - Friend   January 02, 2018

Ed, heart felt prayers for your sister Betty Ann, too young to have left this world, but she is now in a better place.

Posted by Phil and Nancy Mcilvennan - arvada, CO - Friend   January 02, 2018

Thank you Ms. Rossman for making this world a better place and teaching me to type 86 wpm!.. You are such a kind soul, great teacher and will forever be missed! I'm sure everyone in heaven knows by now what a paper cover is! Peace be with you and your family.. Thank you for making SAA and the class of 1987 the best that we could be!

Posted by Debbie McNeely- Zednik - North Royalton, OH   January 02, 2018

Betty, your friends at OLA will miss you dearly.

Posted by Antoinette Turner - Cleveland, OH   January 02, 2018

We will all miss you mrs rossman u were my favorite teacher and it is so sad that you had to leave us rip mrs rossman your in a better place now•❤❤❤❤

Posted by Emelie A - Parma, OH - student   January 01, 2018

Mrs. Rossman was such a charismatic human being. Rest in Peace

Posted by John Wilson - Parma, OH - student   January 01, 2018

Rest in peace Mrs. Rossman, you were so kind and taught me so much in the two years you were my teacher. Although you were strict at times I appreciate all that you taught me and I'll never forget everything you've done for me. You encouraged me when I was insecure about my speaking voice, you helped me to decide what I want to do with my life, and you helped me learn to have fun with technology. Thank you, Mrs. Rossman; you are loved by me and so many of the other students you have helped to shape. I'll see you on the other side, and I know that you're in a good place now.
Your student, Halle

Posted by Halle Wright - Parma, OH - student   January 01, 2018

So sad to see one of my favorite teachers died , my love goes out to all family and friends who knew ms.rossman like I did , she was such a nice lady and always made me laugh it's so sad to see her go . I will keep her and her family in my prayers , love her student Amaris

Posted by Amaris DeJesus - Parma, OH - Student   January 01, 2018

I'm so sorry for the loss for her family. She was my teacher, she was very nice and funny. I will miss her very much. It will be hard. God bless her family.

Posted by Austin Heidrick - Solon, OH   January 01, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss, for the family of hers, I was her student and she was nice and funny and one of the coolest teachers I had, may she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Paige Lovejoy - Parma, OH - Teacher   January 01, 2018

Dear Ed & Family,

With deep sympathy on the loss of your

Mary O & Walter Skoropys

Posted by Mary Skoropys - Cleveland, OH   January 01, 2018

Dear Eddie, & Family:
I am so very sorry, for the loss of your daughter, & sister. My heart aches for you.
Belated condolences, on the loss of your wife/Mom, too. I didn't know that she also passed away.
Lean on God, in your vast sorrow. He WILL carry you.
With love, sympathy, & prayers

Posted by Terri Rini-Fox ( Bill Rini's daughter, from OLA) - North Olmsted, OH - Family Friend   January 01, 2018

My deepest condolences to my Rossman family. Betty Ann was my cousin, teacher at St. Augustine Academy and friend throughout the years.

Posted by Annmarie Pickering - Belleville, IL - Family   January 01, 2018

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Pat Wulk - Collingswood, NJ   January 01, 2018

Thank you for being such an awesome teacher. I remember all the speed typing and typing artwork. You led me to my career pathway. Your classes were the best! You will be missed.

Posted by Deneen Dantimo - Avondale, AZ - Student   January 01, 2018

I had Ms. Rossman when I was on the Track Team at Greenbriar Middle School and will cherish those memories. My deepest condolences to her family and friends in this challenging time.

Posted by Mallory Splete    January 01, 2018

Betty will be sorrowfully missed by all the ladies in the OLA Guild. She was a special person and was always there to help in what ever way she could. Our sympathy to all her family. Nikkie Legler and the Our Lady of Angels Guild

Posted by A friend   January 01, 2018

Iam saddened at the news of Betty's passing, she was such a wonderful person who will be missed. I worked with Betty at Shiloh Middle School and she was a pleasure to work with and see and talk to everyday. Everyone loved Betty and she was a friend to many, including her students. I loved her humor and thoughtfulness to us all. God bless you Betty Rossman! Love Marianne FeuersteinH

Posted by marianne feuerstein - parma, OH - Coworker   January 01, 2018

I worked with Betty at Greenbriar M.S. and enjoyed her sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Posted by Barb Steffen - Cleveland, OH - Coworker   January 01, 2018

Betty was a kind happy person always smiling she will be missed a lot . Sorry for your loss

Posted by Janice Podany - Parma, OH - Coworker   December 31, 2017