In Memory

Judy Hamling (Cross) - Class Of 1952

Judy Hamling (Cross)

Judith “Judy” Cross , 80 of Bluffton, Indiana,  passed away on Tuesday, February 03, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. 

Judy was born on October 1, 1934 in Lafayette to John & Helen (Malia) Hamling. She graduated from Delphi High School in 1952 and went on to earn her B.S. & Masters in Elementary Education from Ball State University, where she was active in Chi Omega Sorority. She taught at Des Plaines, Ill., Pendleton, Muncie and at Eastside Elementary in Bluffton where she taught 4th grade. 

On August 4, 1956 in Delphi, Judy married John F. “Jack” Cross. He survives in Bluffton along with a daughter Terri Ann (Kevin) Bollman of Fort Wayne and a son Tracy Cross of Fort Wayne along with two grandchildren Emily & Jacob Bollman and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Jean Strantz & Joan McClurg. 

A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m on Friday (February 6, 2015) at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Jeff Lemler will officiate. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, and for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Memorials may be made to the Wells County Food Bank through the funeral home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Friends can send online condolences to the family at