Joan Cross

Joan Cross, 82, of Creston, Iowa died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home in Creston.

A Mass of Christian Buri-al will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Cres-ton. Fr. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Cal-vary Cemetery in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Creston An-imal Rescue Effort. Online condolences may be given at

Joan Jane Cross was born September 14, 1931 in Fredonia, NY to Ella Jane (Giles) Mancuso and Joseph Charles Mancuso. She grew up and attended school in New York.

On August 27, 1955, Joan was united in marriage to William Howard Cross in Fredonia, NY. Joan was a homemaker. They lived briefly in the Fredonia area, until 1956 when they moved to Pomona, Calif. In 1971 they moved to Creston. Joan was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, William Howard Cross of Creston; her daughter, Judy Cross (partner Tracy Sondgeroth) of North Liberty, Iowa and her son, Joe (wife Monica) Cross of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Tobias, Levi and Eden Cross and many friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Betty (husband Russ) Civiletto, Evelyn (husband Salvatore) Cuccia and Mary (husband William) Hamlin; one brother, Joseph Mancuso and her best friend, Charles “Gramps” Augram.

Arrangements by Powers Funeral Home, Creston.