Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Cross

Mar 13th, 1948 - Jun 13th, 2020

Service:

Blairsville Cemetery

Tue, Jun. 16th, 2020 2:00 PM

Burial:

Blairsville Cemetery

Tue, Jun. 16th, 2020

Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Cross

Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Cross, age 72, of Goreville, passed away at 7:31pm on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth was born in Jackson County, on March 13, 1948, the daughter of Harvey and Lydia (Bagley) Qualls. She married Willard E. Cross in Murphysboro on June 4, 1966. He survives in Goreville.

Betty was a proud homemaker and stay at home mother. She enjoyed sewing and crafting but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her spare time, she operated a baby furniture and clothing store. Betty was a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband- Willard E. Cross of Goreville

Daughter- Tammie and Mike Green

Son- Ryan and Christa Cross

Son- Bryan and Twyla Cross

Daughter- Kendra and Joey Vaughn

Son- Dustin and Lauranda Cross

Daughter- Meagan and Matt Russell

Nineteen Grandchildren: Luke Green, Jenna Green, Lane Cross, Taylor Cross, Shania Vaughn, Gage Saylor, Ben Cross, Morgan Cross, Kylie Vaughn, Maci Saylor, Katelyn Russell, Clayton Cross, Kaiden Russell, Carrie Beth Cross, Spencer Cross, Wyatt Cross, Cash Cross, Brentley Cross, Addy Russell.

Brother- Wayne and Kathy Qualls

Several nieces and nephews

Great nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Blairsville Cemetery with Reverend Carl “Dink” Phelps.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the family.

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15 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Julie Barnaby

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. We talk about you often, Willard! If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

  • Guest: June and Waldo Wollard

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She is in no more pain at last. Love and prayers to all of the family!

  • Guest: Jennifer Ferguson ( Martin)

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    So sorry to hear this. I graduated with Bryan and Ryan, got to know Kendra through classes in High School and they were are such good people. My God Bless you all

  • Guest: Sarah Robertson

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    She was such a wonderful woman.

  • Guest: Tina Wood Butlet

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. I’ll always treasure the memories of her and your family. Your family has always had a special place in my heart ❤️

  • Guest: Sharon Taylor

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    Dear Ryan and Christa. I am so sorry. Sending prayers for your family. Love you.

  • Guest: Neighbors, Mike and Laura Hood

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Please know that all of the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Fred and Rita Monroe

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    Prayers to all of your family. Betty was a wonder and loved by all.

  • Guest: Mary Burkeen

    From: , Kentucky

    Date: June 14, 2020

    Dustin , I’m so sorry for your loss, Prayers for comfort for you and the family.

  • Guest: Larry and Ann Moore

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was certainly a special lady and held a very special place in our hearts . You are all in our prayers.

  • Guest: Darla Loftus

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    Gene, and Family, I am so sorry. My heart breaks, for all of you. I know how much you all will miss her! I really loved Betty, her mom, and her dad. I imagine all of them, as well as my grandparents, your Aunt Irene, and Uncle Rolla B. Stoffel, are having a wonderful reunion, in Heaven, right now! My love and sympathy, to your entire family.

  • Guest: Larry and Carol Kammerer

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: June 15, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss, Thumper. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: Tom Busch

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: June 16, 2020

    Thumper, I’m sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. My best thoughts and wishes for you and your family. Tom Busch

  • Guest: Logan Primary Pharmacy & Family Drug

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 16, 2020

    We are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time Meagan. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Gail Evans

    From: Clarksville , Tennessee

    Date: June 18, 2020

    Cross family so very sorry for your loss. She raised a very nice family. I remember when she became pregnant with Meghan, how Tammy cried worrying about her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brad & Gail Evans