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OBITUARY ~ AMES RUSSELL CROSS
September 27, 1913 ~ March 31, 1991

Ames Russell Cross, son of Walter A. Cross and Etta M. Hall Cross, was born Sept. 27, 1913 at the farm north of Benton, IA. He departed this life March 31, 1991 at the Ringgold County Hospital.

Ames attended and graduated from the Benton Public School. At an early age he accepted Christ & became a member of the Benton Methodist Church.

On Oct. 26, 1937 he was uited in marriage to Elberta R. McKinstry of Clearfield, IA. They established their home in Mount Ayr where Ames continued his automotive business until his retirement in 1983, selling Jeeps, I. H. trucks, Nash cars, and gas was a business he enjoyed & through which he made many friends far & wide. He was never too busy to offer a helping hand to friend or stranger.

Ames was a charter member of the Mt. Ayr Lions Club and worked in the Business Men's Club.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife, 3 devoted sons, Ron & Alvin of Des Moines, Mac & wife Pam of Mt. Ayr, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother Eugene & wife Martha of Kansas City, MO, 2 brothers-in-law, Leroy Schlapia of Creston & James McKinstry & wife Blanche of Marshalltown, IA., 7 nephews, 4 nieces, & a host of friends.

SERVICES
Wilson-Watson Funeral Home
Mount Ayr, Iowa
Tuesday, April 2, 1991
10:30 o'clock a.m.

OFFICIATING
Rev. John McKinstry
Rev. Phil Kinton

MUSIC
Mrs. Merrill Perry
Mrs. Gary Bickers
Mrs. Roger Trullinger

CASKETBEARERS
Bob Roe : Larry Schlapia
Jeff Gross  Lyndon Thompson
Scott Gross  Dr. John Peters

HONORARY PALLBEARERS
Jack Moore  Virgil Findley
Harold Foltz  Donald Sobotka
Ralph Skinner  Ralph Keplinger
Robert Fisher  Clarence Barker

AT REST
Rose Hill Cemetery
Mount Ayr, Iowa

SOURCE: Ames Russell Cross funeral card
Submission by Ron Cross, February of 2016

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