Cynthia Sue Cross (nee Pfennig), 82, born May 8, 1935 she passed September 30, 2017 peacefully in her home surrounded by her children.
Proceeded in death by her parents Richard E. Pfennig Sr. and Avis Bowman Pfennig and stepmother Geraldine Kreis-Pfennig, her brother Richard E. Pfennig Jr. and daughter Susan L. Turpin.
She is survived by two loving children Terry Willits and James (Tina) Willits. She had two grandchildren that called her Nana; Britni (Giovan) Sciana and James “Devon” Willits. She was also a great-grandmother of Jack and Eva Sciana. She left behind several nieces, nephews and several friends that were very loved and dear to her.
She attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL. From there she went further to receive her Masters in Special Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
She was a retired teacher at Schafer Elementary School in Lombard, IL. She was loved by all her students and fellow teachers. She is still friends with many of them. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year twice and for the Golden Apple award. She was very proud to serve the community.
Visitation Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Funeral Services Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel at Mt. Emblem Cemetery 510 W. Grand Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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