WINDSOR — Funeral services will be held Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Brownsville Methodist Church in West Windsor for Elizabeth B. “Betty” Cross, 76, who died Jan. 27 at the Cedar Hill Continuing Healthcare Center in Windsor. Rev. Ken White will officiate. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held at a later date in the Brownsville Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 16, 1937 in Windsor, the daughter of Eugene and Elinor (Edson) Blackington.
She received her schooling in Brownsville and Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1955.
She married Oscar R. Cross in Brownsville on June 23, 1956.
Betty was a wonderful wife and mother and enjoyed raising her family. She later worked at the Brownsville General Store for several years. She most recently had been employed as a nurse’s aide and later as a unit secretary at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor for many years until her retirement in 2002. She was fond of knitting, counted cross-stitching, playing Bingo and cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Oscar Cross of Windsor; five daughters, Cathy Conley and her husband, Kelley of Brownsville; Lori Hood and her husband, David of Windsor, Colleen George and her husband Mark of Windsor; and twin daughters, Kelley Hacker and her husband Tom of Windsor and Karla Harrington of Windsor; three brothers, Brian Blackington of Alvarado, Texas, Leland Blackington of Newport, N.H. and Robert Blackington of Lebanon, N.H.; three sisters, Barbara Blackington of Huntington, Dale Beaulieu of Orwell and Karen Hurlburt of Windsor; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; and one brother, Alan Blackington.
Contributions may be made to the Activity Fund at Cedar Hill Continuing Healthcare Center, 49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, 05089.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the January 30, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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