Martha Anne Cross

Martha Anne Cross, age 93, formerly of Auburn and Burton townships, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at her residence at Elmcroft of Washington Township in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Martha was born in Brownsville, Tenn., and moved to Ohio as a teenager, where she met her late husband of 68 years.

She was a graduate of Auburn High School, in 1945.

During retirement, Martha spent half of each year in Englewood, Fla., being snowbirds and the other half in Burton, near family and friends.

Martha enjoyed her favorite sport —golf — which included a hole-in-one in both places.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jesse Duffey; husband, Elmer James Cross (Dude); and nine brothers and sisters.

Martha is survived by two sisters, Sarah Patterson and Mildred Davis; brother, Ted Duffey and his wife, Myrna; sons, Jim Cross and wife, Holly, and Chris Cross and wife, Patti; daughter, Judy Cissa and husband, Roger; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for their wonderful help and care.

A true southern girl; pretty, soft spoken, friendly, great hostess and a great cook.

She will be buried at Shadyside Cemetery in Auburn Township.

Martha had many friends in both Florida and Ohio, but due to the pandemic, there will not be a service. There will be a family only gathering at the grave site to pay their final respects.

If desired friends may make donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.Routsong.com.

The post Martha Anne Cross first appeared on Geauga County Maple Leaf.


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