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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 28 July 1944
Obituary of  NELLIE GRACE CROSS
Mrs. Leo CROSS passed away at her home in Haddam Friday afternoon.

Mrs. CROSS has been ill for many months, although her death came as a shock to her family, as her condition seemed to remain unchanged. It is thought that she suffered a stroke and died in a short time.

Nellie Grace, the daughter of George and Mary FORBES-HATHAWAY, was born June 7, 1887, at Downs, KS and departed this life at her home in Haddam, KS, Friday, July 28, 1944 at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 21 days.

When she was six months old, her parents moved to Frontier County, NE, where the family lived on a farm and here she grew to womanhood. On Feb 7, 1912 she was united in marriage to Leo Newton CROSS.

They established their home at Venango, NE. While they lived at Venango, their only son, Fred was born. The family lived in several Nebraska towns, including
Ingham, Spring Ranch and Angus and also at Esbon, KS, where they operated general mercantile stores.

In 1928, the family moved to Marysville, where they resided until May, 1932, when they came to Haddam, where they have since made their home.

While in young womanhood, Mrs. CROSS pledged her faith in God and became a member of the Baptist church aft Farnam, NE. Since she came to Haddam she has become a member of -------------

Mrs. CROSS has not been privileged to enjoy the best of health. For the past year she has been an invalid and
was tenderly cared for by her family and especially by her two sisters, Mabel and Ida HATHAWAY, who devoted their time in loving care to make the last months of her life as comfortable for her as possible.

Mrs. CROSS represented the highest type of womanhood, being generous, kind and sympathetic. Her devotion to her family and her love for children were her most endearing qualities. Her thoughtfulness of others during her long illness and her appreciation of the things done for her will bring comfort to her loved ones.

Through the years as wife, mother and homemaker, she was faithful to her task, and her home was blessed by her quiet, serene character.

She is survived by her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law, one grandson, Larry Dean CROSS, two sisters, Misses Mabel and Ida HATHAWAY, two brothers, John O. HATHAWAY of Farnam, NE and Alvin L. HATHAWAY of Eustis, NE, fourteen nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Short services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home by Rev. A.H. DeWEESE of the Blocker
Church, The Misses Betty WILLIAMS and Pauline MASON sang. The remains were taken to the old home at Farnam, NE.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines


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