Kenneth E. Cross, 88, of St. Clairsville, OH died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born August 12, 1928 in Belmont County, OH a son of the late Elmer E. and Mary Hoskinson Cross.
Kenneth was a retired coal miner for Consol Energy, Ireland Mine, a member of East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, U.M.W.A and proudly served our country in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict having received the bronze star and purple heart.
Kenneth was known as Mr. Fix-it to many and he enjoyed country music, square dancing, hunting, fishing and camping.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Anna M. Hudy Cross on August 30, 2015; sisters, Helen Smallwood, Florence Tomlinson, Mary Price, Betty Ferguson and Ella Mae Price; a brother, Harold Cross.
Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Ann (Jay) Casdorph of Myrtle Beach, SC and Barbara Jean (Duane) Richmond of Fort Myers, FL; a sister, Bernadine (Joseph) Satterfield of Bowerstown, OH; five grandchildren, Amy Kirby, Brent Fornal, David Richmond, Justin Richmond and Jocelyn Casdorph; 10 great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Jerry Wenger officiating. Entombment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Pleasant Grove, OH with full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Richland Evangelical Friends Church by going to “TMC Funding.com”
Share your thoughts and memories of Kenneth with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com.
My uncle kenny was such a good person.He was my favorite uncle because he was a good man.To all of you who morn,I hope god will give you comfort.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Kenneth E. Cross, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Veteran, Kenneth E. Cross, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Dear Kenny’s family,
Please except our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
My husband worked with Kenny for years and he used to come see us at Tappan lake. I can still see his smile. Also my parents did square dancing with your parents.
May all your memories help to dry your tears.
Darla and Richard Beaver from Moundsville
Dear Beverly and Barbara —
Please accept my condolence upon the passing of your dear dad. You might not remember me; but, I was your neighbor “up the road.” Mum, Daddy and I lived right across Route 40 from Oco Road (West of your house). We were the Kovacevich family; and, I’m pretty sure that we spent some of our childhood days together. The Watkins family now lives in the house that was yours; but, to me, it will always be the CROSS HOUSE. Your mum and dad were such dear people!
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.
Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,