Helen Marie Cross 1931 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Helen Marie Cross, 80, Lawrence will be at 5 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Helen was born Feb. 24, 1931, near Barnard, the daughter of Otto and Lillian Hickey Nitsch.
She owned Helen’s Coiffures and worked as an active hair dresser for more than 60 years, beginning at the age of 14.
She was an avid gardener and loved flowers.
She married James Kenneth “Jim” Cross on May 7, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jay Alfred Cross, on March 4, 2009, and Dustin Bridges in 1996.
Survivors include three daughters, Julie Hauer, Hacienda Heights, Calif., Mary McClacherty, North Olmsted, Ohio, and Sheri Inez Cross Pfeifer, Lawrence; a son, James W. Snell, Overland Park; 14 grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Snell, Jonathan and Shawn Hauer, Loni Hill, Craig Hauer, Amanda, Sarah and John C. McClacherty, Justine, Jared and Matthew Cross, Steven Pfeifer, and Kyndal Lily Turner; five great-grandchildren, Mallori and Emily Snell, Tanner Chapin, Cossette and Charles Hauer; and two sisters, Lily Peck, Lawrence, and Mary Thomas, Junction City.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service time at the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.