June 1, 1926 -- January 24, 2014

Verna F. Cross, 87, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 11:00 pm, on Friday,
January 24, at her son David Cross’s residence. She had been in declining health for
the past two years, more rapidly so in the past week and a half. She was born on June
1, 1926, in Wakarusa, to Arthur and Martha (Holderman) Weldy. On November 28, 1946
in Goshen she married George J. Cross, he died August 26, 2011. Surviving is a
daughter, Carol (Lester) Shetler of Shipshewana; four sons, Charles (Agnes) Cross
and David (Martha) Cross both of Goshen, Lavern (Rosalyn) Cross of Middlebury,
Dean (Coleen) Cross of Milford, NE 23 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 39 great
grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren; a brother, Max K. (Rhoda) Weldy of
Goshen. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Sharon
Bontrager, one great great-granddaughter, two sisters, Lois Marks and Vivian Shrock
and a brother, Mearl Weldy. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church in New
Paris where she was active in the sewing circle, and enjoyed quilting and cake
decorating. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday January
29, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury and one hour
prior to the10:00 am funeral service on Thursday January 30, at Griner Mennonite
Church, Middlebury.  Services will be conducted by Pastors Terrill Yoder, Jerry
Helmuth and DeWayne Martin. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials
may be given to World Missionary Press or Heralds of Hope.  
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Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this time.  One of our early
recollections of your mother was as cook for the International Bible Fellowship
Meetings held annually near Goshen.  She was a sweet person and a mighty good
From: Dave and Loretta Burkey
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Family, I wanted to express my sorrow in the loss of a loving Mother, Grandmother,
Great Grandmother, godly woman and a dear friend. Verna never had a Cross word
pardon the pun. I can still hear her laugh at jokes even silly ones. She was an amazing
witness for Christ not only in words but by her actions also. Our prayers will be with
you especially over the next few days. You have the peace that Vena is now with your
loved ones and looking into Our Masters face. Bless each of you as your hearts. I'm
sure are heavy with the loss of a wonderful Mother. We send you our love and prayers
Jeannie Miller Young
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Sorry for your loss, but so thankful for an eternal home.  Love to David and Beth and
From: Aunt  Rachel
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Linda, Wilbur and Susan,  I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.  I have
many fond memories of her. I remember a GMSA sleepover at your house, what fun we
had!  Lots of laughter. I pray for God's peace to be with you as you celebrate your
mom's life.
From: Diantha Hostetler
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Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow in the passing of a dear Mother
and Grandmother.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother.  The promise of eternal life with her Savior is so comforting.
From: Lorene and Marie Riegsecker
Verna F. Cross