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Friday September 30th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Johnson Cemetery
Saturday October 1st, 2022

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Vada Rae Cross

Vada Rae Cross, 85, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, passed away on September 16, 2022, at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.


Vada was born to Thomas Kirkland Park and Vergie Lee Mason Park on January 27, 1937, in Flint, Oklahoma. She worked several jobs through her life including Allen’s Canning, Cobb Hatchery, a cook at the Wagon Wheel Café in West Siloam Springs with her sister Leota and retiring from the U.S. Post Office as a Rural Route Carrier after 14 years. She enjoyed oil painting, reading western novels, and dancing – a pastime she continued well into her sixties. In recent years, she missed going to church and connecting with her friends at the Siloam Springs Bible Church.


She is survived by four sons: Dallas Cross of Highfill, Arkansas, Travis Cross of Colcord, Oklahoma, Waco Cross of Denver, Colorado, and Cody Cross of Stillwell, Oklahoma; two daughters: Donna Smith of Grove, Oklahoma, and Toni Shelley of Watts, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Dana Ann Cross; a twin sister, Veda Sappington; two sisters: Wanda Keating and Leota Kendrick; and one brother, Duane Park.


Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.


Graveside services will be held on Saturday October 1, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Johnson Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma.  Pastor Bruce Boehmer will officiate the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. Please visit www.Backstrom-pyeatte.com to sign the online guestbook.


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A candle was lit in memory of Vada Cross

Terry Harmon Sep 30 2022 7:17 PM

Love you Aunt vada, you will be missed. Go be with your brother and sisters spread your wings and fly.

Jodi Mitchell Smith Sep 30 2022 5:26 AM

Vada was a pleasure to work with.(At Cobb)She always had a smile and kind words, no matter if she was at work or in public. Beautiful lady inside and out. So sorry for your loss.

Debra Mackey Sep 28 2022 4:53 PM

Toni, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Prayers are with you

Sheila Reynolds Sep 25 2022 8:47 AM

To all of the family....we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories and God's love bring you peace, comfort and strength at this difficult time.

Larry & Lana Hurt Sep 23 2022 9:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vada Cross

Bill Hickman Family Sep 22 2022 6:46 PM

Vada was one of the most amazing ladies I have ever known! So sorry for your loss! Remember, you will always have her in your heart and memories!

Carol Davis Sep 22 2022 6:27 PM

Donna and family...my deepest sympathy to you all. Was sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Cindy Long Sep 21 2022 6:14 PM

One of my favorite people. I learned a lot for Vada. Condolences to all the family.

Renea Hill Ellis Sep 20 2022 4:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vada Cross

Sheila Reynolds Sep 20 2022 12:03 PM