Evelyn Cross, 93, passed away peacefully Monday, May 14, in her home in Morrill surrounded by her family. Born in Belfast December 28, 1918 to Stillman and Mauny Flood, married 1936 to Keith Cross of Morrill. Evelyn, being a farmer’s wife, encompasses many factors. She was not just a mother of seven — she was a cook, housewife, nurse, seamstress, decorator, farmhand and still had time to be a friend. Evelyn worked hard at whatever she did, including quilts she helped make, up to a few days before she passed. Leading up to her final years, Evelyn enjoyed crocheting and bingo as hobbies. She and Keith took many trips including Hawaii and two cross-country road trips.

She raised six of the seven children to adulthood and has been surrounded by her children, 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren in their house in Morrill where she and Keith lived together for 70 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Keith Cross; son Harrison and grandson Timmy Black and is survived by her main caregiver and youngest daughter, Connie Butler and husband Duane; son Gerald Cross and wife JoAnn; daughters Joan Bowen and husband Phil, Nancy Black, Marie Blaisdell and Winnie Mucklow and husband Bryon.

Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Funeral services will be held at Morrill Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, with Rev. Culbertson officiating. Interment will follow at Morrill Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in Evelyn’s memory to Waldo County Hospice, PO Box 407, Belfast, Maine 04915. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com.