Stillwater News Press


June 24, 2013

Katherine Cross

Katherine Cross, 91, passed away on Friday, June 21 2013, in Perkins.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lost Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Max Rudd officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Perkins. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine was born Dec. 15, 1921, to Noel W. and Kessie Mears Jacobs in Perkins. Katherine attended school at Pleasant Valley in Coyle.  She lived in the home built by her grandfather on her mother’s side and resided there until her death.  In August 1943, she married Oather Arthur. To this union five children were born. Katherine and Oather divorced in 1969, and Katherine married Herschel Cross in January 1970.  

Katherine is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herschel; son, Dr. Nolan Arthur, and his wife, Bobbi Arthur; brothers, Eldred, Olan, Chester, Rex and Ross Jacobs and a sister, Lyla Jewell.

She is survived by her daughter, Deanna Braziel, and husband, Mack, of Wellston; son, Charles Arthur, and wife, Cyndi, of Norman; daughter, Debbie Jordan, of Arlington, Texas; son, Tony Arthur, and wife, Julie, of Stillwater; brother, Bill Jacobs, of Edmond; brother, Don Jacobs, of Jones; 17 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting


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