Vera Anna May Cross


Vera Anna May Cross, age 87 formerly of North Platte, passed away in Lincoln, NE on Friday April 11, 2014.
Vera was born on March 9, 1927 in a sod house in rural Lincoln County near Stapleton, NE to Charlie and Lula (Myers) Cassell. She grew up in the area and attended school in Stapleton and North Platte, graduating from NPHS in 1946. On October 25, 1947 she married Leonard Cross at the 1st Presbyterian Church in North Platte. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Vera is survived by her children Richard (Jen) Cross of Carr, CO and Eunice (Byron) Fischer of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren Trisha (Brady) Clappsaddle of Littleton, CO, Kevin (Kim) Fahnholz of Oswego, IL, Pamela Sue (Nico) Henry of Ft. Collins, CO, Kelly (Summer) Fahnholz of Omaha, NE, Kristy Kay (Curt) Nixon of Omaha, NE, Kory (Haley) Fahnholz of Bennington, NE; 4 step grandchildren Todd Shelton, Kera Franklin, Christopher Shelton and Rachel Leach; 20 great grandchildren; a sister Darlene Williams of North Platte; a brother LaVonn (Ruth Darlene) Cassell of Lincoln, NE; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leonard; and brothers Leonard, Charles, Francis and William; and infant siblings, Ura and Vivian.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Assoc. or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and online condolences may be shared at Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 16, 2014 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Wiest presiding. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.