Neoma Parker Cross

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Neoma Parker Cross, age 70, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. 

Neoma was born in Sullivan, MO, on November 15, 1947, to the most wonderful, hardworking parents, William and Gladine (Dilks) Parker. She was saved in Christ in 1966. Neoma was raised in the Spring Bluff and Sullivan area. In 1970, she met the love of her life, James E. Cross, and they were married on August 8, 1970. Neoma always wanted to be a wife and mother and was blessed with three children: Jim, Misty and Amanda, who in turn gave her the precious gift of becoming a grandmother to: Benjamin, Andrew, Olivia, Sierra, John, Tucker and Maggie. She was also known to take in and cook for anyone else’s children who came to her home. Neoma also enjoyed gardening and painting birdhouses, but she would always give her birdhouses away. Neoma was a wonderful wife, Mother and Grandmother and she will be loved and remembered forever. 

Neoma is survived by her husband, James E. Cross of Sullivan; one son, Jim Cross and wife Carolyn of Sullivan; two daughters, Misty Paul of Bourbon and Amanda Fruewirth and husband Eric of Sullivan; one sister, Leona Roller and husband Matt of Sullivan; one brother, Bill Parker of Sullivan; seven grandchildren, Benjamin Cross, Andrew Cross, Olivia Paul, Sierra Fruewirth, John Paul, Tucker Fruewirth and Maggie Fruewirth, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gladine (Dilks) Parker; one brother, Edward Parker; two sisters, Lennor Fern Parker and Judy Parker. 

Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. 

Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Chester Lahmann officiating.  Interment followed in Cave Spring Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions, in memory of Neoma, may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Friends may send online condolences to the family of Mrs. Cross at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, MO.

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