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Wednesday December 6th, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Benton Bar Cemetery
Thursday December 7th, 2017
11:00am

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Frances Marie Cross

Frances O. Cross, age 80 of Stone Ridge, died peacefully at home on December 1, 2017.  Frances Marie Osterhoudt was born to the late George Osterhoudt and Mary Kochek Osterhoudt on December 1, 1937.  She was united in marriage to Wessel V. Cross on December 27, 1958 in Ellenville, New York.  He preceded her in death September 23, 2003. 

 

Frances graduated from Ellenville High School in 1954 and was a 1958 graduate of New Paltz Teachers College.  Upon graduating college, Frances became a first grade teacher in Marbletown Elementary School, which is part of the Rondout Central School District.

After having children, Frances turned her attention to being a mother and a homemaker.  She loved cooking and baking and enjoyed preparing meals and making goodies for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing and often volunteered her time to judge 4-H exhibits at the Ulster County Fair.  Once her children were old enough to attend school, she returned to teaching on a substitute basis with the Rondout Central School District. 

 

Frances is survived by her children; Kurt Cross (Jan) of Stone Ridge, Gregory Cross (Rita) of Glasgow, Kentucky and Lynne Menard (Paul) of Wappingers Falls; her brother Donald Osterhoudt (Marge) of Yreka, California, and her sister Beatrice Carillo of Centerport, Long Island; six grandchildren, Jennifer Masters (Brianne), Daniel Cross (Renee), Caitlin Johnson (Ethan), Alexa Westgate, Emma Westgate and Braeden Westgate; and two great-grandsons, Colin and Wesley.  Frances is also survived by a brother-in-law, sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Visiting will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 4-7PM at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson. A graveside service will follow on Thursday the 7th 11AM at Benton Bar Cemetery, Kyserike.

 

Arrangements entrusted to the Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. To send a personal condolence to Frances’ family please visit humistonfuneralhome.com


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A TABLE BASKET was ordered on December 4, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Marilyn (Stackhouse) Fleck Dec 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Lynne, Paul, Alexa, Emma, and Braeden Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Dave & Lisa Lamark Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

Kurt, Jan and family,
Our deepest condolences to your family in this time of loss. Prayers.

Dave & Lisa Lamark Dec 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Greg and Rita Cross Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Annette & Ron Krum, Deerfield Beach, Florida Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kurt,Jan and the Cross family during this difficult time
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Annette & Ron Krum, Deerfield Beach, Florida Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

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A STRIKING SIMPLICITY was sent on December 2, 2017

Dearest Cross Family, We hold you especially close in our hearts at this time and remember fond family times together as we bid our dear Mrs. Cross adieu. Godspeed. Love from All the Highland Weiss' and their families

Expression of Sympathy Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Cross

Kurt and Jan Dec 1 2017 12:00 AM

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