"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Agnes Irene Cross

July 7, 1924 - October 5, 2015

Agnes Irene Cross, age 91, of Council Bluffs, passed away October 5, 2015, in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Agnes was born July 7, 1924, in Missouri Valley, to the late James and Nellie Axtell. She graduated from Missouri Valley High with the class of 1942. She was united in marriage to Wendell C. “Bud” Cross June 21, 1947. Agnes worked for Iowa School for the Deaf as a counselor and is a member of First Christian Church. Agnes was a wonderful mom who had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to help others.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bud in 2007; brothers, James and Earl Axtell; sisters, Lucille, Vera, Dorcas and Emma.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathie Zeiler and partner, Bev Meremonte, of Independence, Mo., Janelle Folkerts and husband, Mike, of Las Vegas, Nev.; 2 grandchildren, Ashley Folkerts, of Las Vegas, Shawn Zeiler and Cori Gaston, of Belton, Mo.; sister, Ruth Hawkins, of Missouri Valley; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for her was held last Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Interment followed after the services at the Grange Cemetery.

Thanks to Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Homes, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Shirley Hicks for the information.