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Martha Anne Cross

July 15, 1927 — October 31, 2020

CROSS, Martha Anne, age 93, formerly Auburn and Burton townships in NE Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at her residence at Elmcroft of Washington Township in Miamisburg, OH.

Martha was born in Brownsville, TN, and moved to Ohio as a teenager, where she met her late husband of 68 years. She was a graduate of Auburn High School in 1945. During retirement, spent half of each year in Englewood, FL being snowbirds and the other half in Burton, OH near family and friends. Martha enjoyed her favorite sport, golf which included a hole-in-one in both places.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jesse Duffey; husband, Elmer James Cross (Dude) and nine brothers and sisters. Martha is survived by two sisters, Sarah Patterson and Mildred Davis; brother, Ted Duffey and his wife, Myrna; her sons, Jim Cross and wife Holly, Chris Cross and wife Patti; her daughter, Judy Cissa and husband Roger; 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren

The family would like to thank Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for their wonderful help and care. A true southern girl; pretty, soft spoken, friendly, great hostess and a great cook.

She will be buried at Shadyside Cemetery in Auburn, OH. Martha had many friends in both Florida and Ohio, but due to the pandemic, there will not be a service. There will be a family only gathering at the grave site to pay their final respects.

If desired friends may make donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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