Marthagene K. Cross

Marthagene K. Cross, nee Kuehn, 92, of Saint Charles, Missouri, formerly of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, November 23, 1918, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Sunday, October 23, 2011 at her residence.

In 1981, Marthagene retired after 20 years as a legal secretary for James McRoberts Attorney at Law. She was a well known book reviewer. She was a former member of Signal Hill United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, current member of St. Charles First United Methodist Church a United Methodist Woman  and a 50 year member of the "Y' Club (YMCA) in East St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: W Harold Cross
  • Parents: Eugene and Estelle nee Cotten Kuehn
  • Daughter: Janet A. McCollough
  • Brother-in-law: William B. Symonds
  • Sister-in-law: Fae (Eldon) Tyler

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Betty J. (Jerry) Knapp of Saint Charles, MO
  • Son-in-Law: O'Dell McCollough of Kirkwood, MO
  • Sister: Roberta Symonds of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Dr. Teresa McCollough
    • Nancy Knapp
    • Dianna (Scott) Skief
    • Kevin (Melanie) Knapp
    • Rev. Carl (Melissa) Knapp
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Emma Rose Eisenberg
    • Conner Knapp
    • Mary Elizabeth Knapp
    • Cameron Knapp
    • Evan Knapp
    • Abbey Skief
  • Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends,

Memorials: Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capital, St. Charles, MO 63301, Parkside Meadows Foundation, 2159 W. Randolph, St. Charles, MO 63301 or Heartland Hospice, 1097 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9:30 am - 11:00 am Friday, October 28, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, October 28, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with  Rev. Carl Knapp officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Marthagene K. Cross:

    Dear Betty and Roberta,
    Marthagene and I had exchanged Christmas messages over the many years since my family moved from East St. Louis, and I want to extend my love and sincere sympathy to both of you and all of her family. She was a wonderful lady. God bless you all.

    Irene Gibbs Akers Waterloo IL 62298