Geraldine "Jeri" Cross

Geraldine "Jeri" Cross

Des Moines

Geraldine "Jeri" G. Cross, 78, died March 14, 2013 in her home on the hill where she lived most of her life after a long illness and breast cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street with burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the funeral home.

Jeri was born September 13, 1934 to Gerald and Grace (Copic) Turner. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952 and worked for the telephone company for 20 plus years. Jeri married David L. Cross on June 4, 1955. She is survived by her daughters, Lori Cross, Pam (Ric) Johnson, Debra (Bill) Pratt, Teri Cross; her precious grandkids, David Johnson, Jules Pratt, Danielle (fiancé Cody Gilbert) Cross; her nephews, Jack (Sue) Pulliam Jr., Gerald (Jan) Pulliam, David (Brooke) Pulliam; her niece, Kim (John) Wilhelm and great nieces and nephews, Hillary (Alex), Joel, Cindy (James), Emily, Taylor, Laney, Nicky, Josie, Jackson, Chase as well as her cousin/sister, Linda Cogshall and several cousins and extended families.

Jeri was an active member of Clifton Heights Presbyterian Church until its closing in 2011 and then became a member of Indianola Heights Christian Church. Jeri was a namesake and founding member of Jeri's Angels which prepared and served salad lunches to raise money for various local charities.

The joy of her life was being the biggest fan of all of her grandkids and great grandkids and extended family activities.

Jeri was preceded in death by her husband of 49 ½ years, David; her parents; her sister and best pal for life, Colleen and her husband Jack Pulliam, Sr. and an infant grandson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Indianola Heights Christian Church, Breast Cancer Research or Children and Family Services of Iowa.

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Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2013