Adele "Tutu" Cross

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May 9, 1927 - October 18, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Chesterfield, MO

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Adele "Tutu" Cross of Chesterfield, MO, passed away at the age of 93 on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Tutu was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William L. Cross; her parents, John and Ida Wissmann; her grandson, Jim Hartman; and her brothers, Clarence Wissmann, Marvin Wissmann, Alfred Wissmann.

She is survived by her children, Pam Strecker, David Cross, Jana (Ron) Meecey; her grandchildren, Ryan (Courtney) Strecker, Lindsay (Derek) Filcoff, Amanda (Ryan) Davenport, William Cross, Connor Cross, Caroline Cross, Kimberly Meecey, Nathan Meecey; her great-grandchildren, Ella & Liam Strecker, and Madison, Ava, and Connor Davenport; and she was a loving aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, and friend.

Tutu was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ferguson and treasured her church community there. She was a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and though she loved to watch their games, she loved watching her grandchildren’s sporting events even more. Above everything, Tutu loved her family and cherished the memories they all made together over the years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions in Tutu’s name may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Ferguson.

To view a live stream of Adele's service, please reference the following link -

A private service will be held Sunday, November 1, at 2:00pm. The Cross family would like to invite you to watch the live-stream service. Check back here for the link to the live-stream.

Guestbook Entries

  1. LINDA BARANOVIC October 21, 2020 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Pam, Dave and Jana – So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I heard over the years that she had dementia. Will never forget the wonderful memories of Kentucky Lake with our families. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Linda (Hamersen) Baranovic

  2. PAUL & CAROLE HERRMANN October 22, 2020 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    candle 1Our sincere condolence to all of the Cross family. we remember Del as a very pleasant and easy going person, having spent many Monday mornings at Zion, followed by lunch at the Barn, with her.
    Paul & Carole

    • Pam Hale Tyler November 5, 2020 at 6:24 am - Reply

      Pam, my sincere condolences to you and your family! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dell Roth October 23, 2020 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    candle 5I am sending condolences to the all of the Cross family in behalf of the Sam Roth family.. May God be with you all know and always.

  4. Margaret Demien October 23, 2020 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    My sympathy to all of the Cross family. I have many memories of Del through the years at Zion. God’s Peace.

  5. Dell Roth October 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    candle 5To the Cross family from the Sam and Mary Roth family, we are sending out condolences. May God be with you all know and always,

  6. Annette and Jim Mayhew October 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dear Cross Family,
    Please accept our sympathy to all of you for the loss of your mom and grandmother. She is with Bill now and our Lord Jesus-she is safely home. I have a lot of great memories of Adele and Bill at Zion. Much love to all of you.

  7. Nancy and John Fitzgerald October 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Such a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you!

  8. Joy (Hoemann) Rodenberger November 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Pam, Dave, and Jana—My deepest sympathy to your family on the death of your mother. The Cross family holds a special place in my heart when I think of my days at Zion. May God grant you his comfort, peace and strength at this sad time.

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