Diane Elizabeth Tipton Cross

Diane Elizabeth Tipton Cross died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. She was 51.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1959, at Boone Hospital in Columbia to Harold and Elizabeth Tipton. She was married to Stephen Cross for 17 years.

Mrs. Cross worked for University Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and JES Holdings.

Mrs. Cross is survived by her husband, Stephen Cross; son, Stuart Jeffrey Smith; stepchildren, Brandy Cross, Joshua Cross and Allison Cross; mother, Elizabeth Tipton; and grandchildren, Cadence and Gage Cross.

Harold Tipton, her father, died earlier.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society at 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202.