Margaret J. Cross

Margaret June Sigler Cross, 91, a life-long resident of Elkins, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Elkins, the daughter of the late George F. and Helen Mae Sheets Sigler.

On March 4, 1983, she was married to Brenice J. Cross, who preceded her in death Sept. 6, 2007.

She is survived by cousins in Oklahoma, Georgia, Maryland, and Texas.

Also preceding her in death was one brother, George “Bud” Sigler.

Margaret was an active and beloved member of her community and church. She resided in Elkins except for a brief period of time in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was employed by the Church of the Nazarene Publishing House. Music was a defining element for Margaret her entire adult life. She had a passion for music both instrumental and vocal. Margaret played piano and organ for many years at the First Church of the Nazarene and other local churches. She was a member of the well-known Dycus Quartet. They blessed and entertained in churches throughout West Virginia and Virginia for more than 20 years performing concerts for churches, participating in “singings” and various other church functions. She also sang duets with her brother and with Neva Lee Ketterman and was in various other groups throughout her lifetime. She was often requested to play for churches and funerals and along with her husband, whom she married late in life, she continued the tradition of singing at church and funerals. Margaret was a dedicated employee of Peoples Life Insurance for 20 years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and also attended Harts Chapel Church at Chenoweth Creek.

Private interment will take place at the Elkins Memorial Gardens on the Country Club Road.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Margaret June Sigler Cross. Condolences may be expressed at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.