WARREN - Jennifer P. Cross, 73, of 1420 Surrey Point, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren after an extended illness.
Jennifer was born June 30, 1940, in Altoona, Pa., the daughter of the late Glenn and Thelma E. Down Peck.
She was a 1957 graduate of Farrell High School in Pennsylvania and of the Trumbull Business College in 1979.
She most recently had worked as an antique dealer specializing in vintage costume jewelry. In her younger years, she had worked at the former W.T. Grant store in Hermitage, Pa.
She was a member of the Animal Welfare League, volunteering in its gift shop. She delighted in all things young and innocent, including her dogs, Angel and Tina.
Jennifer loved to travel. She had been a member of the Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty Township.
She is survived by her husband, William R. Cross, whom she married June 22, 1984, along with a daughter, Julie (Allen) Banicki of Howland; three sons, Charles (Paulla) Johnson Jr. of Fredonia, Pa., Lucas McCartney and his life partner, Steve Lamp of Niles and Jerry (Missy) Shardy of Columbus; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Elizabeth Peck and her life partner, Trish, of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Glenn "Buzz" (Berttie) Peck of Bradenton, Fla., and her former husband, Charles S. Johnson Sr. of Greenville, Pa.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Michael Johnson; a brother, William Peck; and her second husband, Paul Shardy.
Donations in her memory may be made to Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Warren, OH 44481.
Calling hours will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon, PA 16146, where funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow the service at Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage, Pa.
Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.