Rosalie (Smelcer) Cross, age 83 of Linn, (formerly of Dixon) passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019, at her residence.
Rosalie was born September 24, 1936 in Crocker, a daughter to the late Grover and Marcia (Stokes) Smelcer.
Rosalie was a 1954 graduate of Crocker High School.
As a young girl, Rosalie attended the Crocker Christian Church where she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized. Later, as her health permitted, she attended Community Christian Church in Linn.
On August 13, 1955, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Carl Cross.
Rosalie worked for the Pulaski County Courthouse, the Dixon Drive In, Great Plains Gas, Brown Shoe Company and Missouri National Guard Credit Union (River Region Credit Union) before retiring. She also babysit for many children in both Dixon and Jefferson City.
Rosalie is survived by four daughters: Joanna (Donnie) Boulware and Carla (Jeff) Kemp both of Edwards, MO, Connie (Bruce) Gentry of Garner, NC. and Teresa (Mark) Heidbrink of Linn; six grandchildren, Steven (Mariah) Boulware, Amber (Thayne) Rhoads, Nicole Boulware and Kayla, Lexie and Janay Heidbrink; three great grandchildren, Lauren and Maylee Rhoads and Mason Boulware; two sisters-in-law, Bernadine Smelcer of Kansas City and Bonnie Smelcer of Rolla as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Rosalie was preceded in death by two brothers, Everald and Cyrus Smelcer and two sisters and their husbands, Dorothy (Carl) Binder and Hazel (Bill) Keen.
In keeping with Rosalie’s wishes, she will be cremated, and a celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Community Christian Church, 1598 Highway 50 E., Linn, Missouri.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St Jude’s Research Hospital or to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com
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