Ashley Jill (Deck) Wyss, of Clintonville, passed away Sunday October 4th, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
Ashley was born on November 2, 1989 in Akron, Ohio. She was a 2008 graduate of Westerville Central High School and in 2012 received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University. In 2017 she earned her Master’s degree from Ashland University. Ashley is survived by her loving husband Ryan, puppy Arlo, parents David and Beverly (Ferrell) Deck, of Westerville, and brother Tyler Deck, of Brecksville. In addition, Ashley is survived by her grandmother Shirley Deck, of Heath, and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Ashley was a dedicated and beloved teacher at Olentangy Indian Springs Elementary where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 2017. Ashley had a passion for improving children’s literacy. She taught with a loving spirit and challenged her students while making learning fun. She will be remembered for her positivity, kindness, and strength during her nine-year battle with medullary thyroid cancer. She inspired many through her numerous engagements as a speaker for the American Cancer Society’s Voices of Hope. Ashley wanted to help others and volunteered to be one of the first 20 people in the world chosen for a clinical drug trial to treat this rare cancer. This medication has since been approved by the FDA and has helped numerous people battle this disease.
The Wyss & Deck families extend their appreciation to her medical team at the Ohio State University James Hospital and the staff at Capital City Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the International Thyroid Oncology Group at ITOG.ORG.