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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lovetta Ann Cross 1958 - 2008 Wilmington, N.C.

Mass of Christian Burial for Lovetta Ann Cross, 50, Wilmington, N.C., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Cross died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her home in Wilmington, N.C.She was born July 22, 1958, in Hays, the daughter of Leonard and Lorena Newell Schamber. She attended Marymount College in Salina and later graduated from Johnson County Community College. She was a former resident of Lawrence and lived in the Greensboro/High Point, N.C., area from 2004 to 2007. She moved to Wilmington in 2008.Mrs. Cross was a homemaker. She was formerly a licensed practical nurse and cooked professionally for many organizations. She volunteered her time for many causes.She married Gerald Lee "Jerry" Cross Sr. on Aug. 6, 1977, in Damar. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, Gerald L. Jr., Overland Park, Paul J. and Benjamin S., both of Lawrence, and Peter J., San Antonio; two brothers, Leonard Schamber, Damar, and Linus Schamber, Hays; and four sisters, Florena Schneweis and Lorna Weixlman, Wichita, Lovella Kelley, Hutchinson, and Louella Irwin, Manhattan.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to7:30 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, where a parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http;//www.warrenmcelwain.com">warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Cross.