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Mary Helen Cross (Plainview)

January 11, 1934 — April 4, 2024

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Mary Helen Cross (Plainview)

Mary Helen Cross of Amarillo, formerly of Plainview, passed away April 4, 2024. Services will be held Monday, April 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Plainview, Texas.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors.

Mary Helen Cross was born in Whiteflat, Texas, to Marie and Earl Stephens on January 11, 1934. She grew up in Matador, Texas, and attended school in Matador.  She married Billy Charles “Doc” Cross on September 10, 1949, in Amarillo, Texas. She and Doc lived in Lubbock, Texas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and finally settled in Plainview, Texas. Doc worked as a carpet layer and Mary Helen was a stay-at-home mom, raising their four children – Steve, Dolores, Tonya, and Rick.

After Rick started to school, she worked as a teacher’s aide for Plainview Independent School District. When Doc opened his own carpet store 1969, she worked at the store. After 13 years, they sold the store and retired.  They did some traveling, including going on parts of the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train of Texas.

Mary Helen was a very active member of the American Cancer Society.  She volunteered with the Society in the organizing of the Cotton Baron’s Ball. She received awards for her service with the Society.

They were members of St. John’s Methodist Church when they first settled in Plainview. Later, they joined Trinity United Methodist Church. Before moving to Amarillo, they were members of First United Methodist Church.

Mary Helen and Doc loved to square dance and attended many of the Texas State square dances.  In their later years, they were members of the Senior Dance Club in Plainview and attended dances regularly. They moved to Amarillo in 2021.

Mary Helen loved God, and she loved her family.  She is preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Melvin Stephens.  She is survived by her husband, Doc, her children:   Steve Cross; Dolores (Jerry) Ticer; Tonya (Doug) Keesee; and Rick Cross; grandchildren Leah (Bryan) Beck; Avery (Christina) Ticer; Dustin (Andrea) Glenn; Devin (Aidyn) Glenn; Seth Cross; and Sean Cross; and great grandchildren Bart Ticer, Rose Ticer, and June Ticer; and Aspen Glenn.

The family suggests memorials in memory of Mary Helen Cross to the American Cancer society or the charity of your choice.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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3605 SW 3rd, Plainview, TX 79072

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