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Plains Edition Obituaries for 4-16-11

Ruth Cross, 94, lifelong resident of Arthur County, died March 30, 2011, in the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

She was born May 16, 1916, to August and Nanna Christiansen Rasmussen. She was born on her parents’ homestead which is known as the Duane Wilson ranch in Arthur County. She rode a shetland pony to attend District 1 Rural School, south and west of Arthur. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1933.

She married Wilsie Cross on May 22, 1939, in Sidney. They made their home on the Hurlburt homestead northwest of Arthur. In 1941 they moved to the Plant homestead where they lived in a sod house that still remains.

She belonged to the Happy Ranger Club. She served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1971 to 1997 and served as secretary of the District 7 School from 1975 to 1989.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Doris) Cross of North Platte, Don (Sandra) Cross of Golden, Colo., Nanna Cross of Chicago, Ill., Harry (Anita) Cross of Oshkosh, Wayne (Betty) Cross of Madison, and Robert (Jeanelle) Cross of North Platte; one sister, Paula Boyle of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Jean “Jake” (Lucille) Cross and Percy (LaVaughn) Cross, all of Arthur; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilsie in 2001; three sisters, Alyce O’Bryant, Eva Kennedy, and Ellen Schommer; four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, August, and Elmer “Pete”; and one grandson, Doug Cross.

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Ruth Cross, 94, lifelong resident of Arthur County, died March 30, 2011, in the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

She was born May 16, 1916, to August and Nanna Christiansen Rasmussen. She was born on her parents’ homestead which is known as the Duane Wilson ranch in Arthur County. She rode a shetland pony to attend District 1 Rural School, south and west of Arthur. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1933.

She married Wilsie Cross on May 22, 1939, in Sidney. They made their home on the Hurlburt homestead northwest of Arthur. In 1941 they moved to the Plant homestead where they lived in a sod house that still remains.

She belonged to the Happy Ranger Club. She served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1971 to 1997 and served as secretary of the District 7 School from 1975 to 1989.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Doris) Cross of North Platte, Don (Sandra) Cross of Golden, Colo., Nanna Cross of Chicago, Ill., Harry (Anita) Cross of Oshkosh, Wayne (Betty) Cross of Madison, and Robert (Jeanelle) Cross of North Platte; one sister, Paula Boyle of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Jean “Jake” (Lucille) Cross and Percy (LaVaughn) Cross, all of Arthur; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilsie in 2001; three sisters, Alyce O’Bryant, Eva Kennedy, and Ellen Schommer; four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, August, and Elmer “Pete”; and one grandson, Doug Cross.

Ruth Cross, 94, lifelong resident of Arthur County, died March 30, 2011, in the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

She was born May 16, 1916, to August and Nanna Christiansen Rasmussen. She was born on her parents’ homestead which is known as the Duane Wilson ranch in Arthur County. She rode a shetland pony to attend District 1 Rural School, south and west of Arthur. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1933.

She married Wilsie Cross on May 22, 1939, in Sidney. They made their home on the Hurlburt homestead northwest of Arthur. In 1941 they moved to the Plant homestead where they lived in a sod house that still remains.

She belonged to the Happy Ranger Club. She served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1971 to 1997 and served as secretary of the District 7 School from 1975 to 1989.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Doris) Cross of North Platte, Don (Sandra) Cross of Golden, Colo., Nanna Cross of Chicago, Ill., Harry (Anita) Cross of Oshkosh, Wayne (Betty) Cross of Madison, and Robert (Jeanelle) Cross of North Platte; one sister, Paula Boyle of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Jean “Jake” (Lucille) Cross and Percy (LaVaughn) Cross, all of Arthur; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilsie in 2001; three sisters, Alyce O’Bryant, Eva Kennedy, and Ellen Schommer; four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, August, and Elmer “Pete”; and one grandson, Doug Cross.

Ruth Cross, 94, lifelong resident of Arthur County, died March 30, 2011, in the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

She was born May 16, 1916, to August and Nanna Christiansen Rasmussen. She was born on her parents’ homestead which is known as the Duane Wilson ranch in Arthur County. She rode a shetland pony to attend District 1 Rural School, south and west of Arthur. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1933.

She married Wilsie Cross on May 22, 1939, in Sidney. They made their home on the Hurlburt homestead northwest of Arthur. In 1941 they moved to the Plant homestead where they lived in a sod house that still remains.

She belonged to the Happy Ranger Club. She served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1971 to 1997 and served as secretary of the District 7 School from 1975 to 1989.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Doris) Cross of North Platte, Don (Sandra) Cross of Golden, Colo., Nanna Cross of Chicago, Ill., Harry (Anita) Cross of Oshkosh, Wayne (Betty) Cross of Madison, and Robert (Jeanelle) Cross of North Platte; one sister, Paula Boyle of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Jean “Jake” (Lucille) Cross and Percy (LaVaughn) Cross, all of Arthur; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilsie in 2001; three sisters, Alyce O’Bryant, Eva Kennedy, and Ellen Schommer; four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, August, and Elmer “Pete”; and one grandson, Doug Cross.

Ruth Cross, 94, lifelong resident of Arthur County, died March 30, 2011, in the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh.

She was born May 16, 1916, to August and Nanna Christiansen Rasmussen. She was born on her parents’ homestead which is known as the Duane Wilson ranch in Arthur County. She rode a shetland pony to attend District 1 Rural School, south and west of Arthur. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1933.

She married Wilsie Cross on May 22, 1939, in Sidney. They made their home on the Hurlburt homestead northwest of Arthur. In 1941 they moved to the Plant homestead where they lived in a sod house that still remains.

She belonged to the Happy Ranger Club. She served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary from 1971 to 1997 and served as secretary of the District 7 School from 1975 to 1989.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Doris) Cross of North Platte, Don (Sandra) Cross of Golden, Colo., Nanna Cross of Chicago, Ill., Harry (Anita) Cross of Oshkosh, Wayne (Betty) Cross of Madison, and Robert (Jeanelle) Cross of North Platte; one sister, Paula Boyle of Loveland, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Jean “Jake” (Lucille) Cross and Percy (LaVaughn) Cross, all of Arthur; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilsie in 2001; three sisters, Alyce O’Bryant, Eva Kennedy, and Ellen Schommer; four brothers, Kenneth, Paul, August, and Elmer “Pete”; and one grandson, Doug Cross.