Eddia Ximenia (Tippy) Cross-April 19, 2011

Eddia Ximenia (Tippy) Cross, 94, of Amarillo died on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at BSA Hospice.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Park Place Towers Parlor with Paul Frederiksen officiating.  A family burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri.  Cremation was by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Cross was born on September 23, 1916 in Joplin, Missouri.  She married Thomas Clinton Cross on November 3, 1940 in Coffeyville, Kansas.  She’s lived in Amarillo for the past 12 years, moving to Bella Vista, Arkansas where she and her husband retired and had lived since 1978.  They moved there from Syracuse, Kansas where they owned and operated Cross Motors.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an active member of the Methodist Church in Syracuse and Bella Vista.  She and her husband were active and involved in many civic and community activities.  Her interests included her church, genealogy, bridge, reading, travel and entertaining her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clinton Cross and her son, Thomas Coyle Cross.
Survivors include a son, Terry and wife Patty of Greeley, Colorado; a daughter, Carol Sue LeGate of Amarillo; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

0 Replies to “Eddia Ximenia (Tippy) Cross-April 19, 2011”

  1. I was fortunate to have known Tippy and Clint and all of their children in Syracuse Kansas in the 60’s when Clint owned an auto dealership there. All of the kids were in my math classes at one time or another and I coached Terry in football and track while he was in high school while Carol Sue was a cheerleader and a twirler in the band. Tippy was a fine woman and she and Clint raised good kids. The world should have more people like her.

  2. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother, Carol Sue. Although we were not personally acquainted with your mother, we knew of her community involvement in Syracuse and immediately recognized the name “Tippie” when we saw her obituary in the Amarillo newspaper. We had many dealings with your father and brothers through Cross Motors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficulty time.

  3. Tippy Cross was a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and most of all a woman who loved the Lord. At the age of 94 she looked just as young as the day I met her some 40 plus years ago when my brother married her daughter Carol Sue. She was beautiful inside and out..a woman who loved life…she will be missed by many on earth and welcomed by many in heaven…her husband, her son, my brother, and my Dad just to name of few…just remember save us a seat…Tippy Cross you have been a blessing to many…Love you. Terrie

  4. We will be thinking of you and the family, Carol Sue, during the coming days. You have been and will be in our prayers.

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