Pamela M. Cross
November 19, 1967 – January 12, 2024
Pamela M. Cross, 56, of Omaha, NE passed away early in the morning of January 12, 2024 after a prolonged illness. Pamela (Pam) was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by her family and those who knew her.
Pam was a member of Batavia Baptist Temple in Batavia, OH as well as St. Thomas Moore Parish in Omaha, NE. Pam was preceded in death by her parents Herman Pluta of Tecumseh, Nebraska and Edra Pluta (Abrams) of Beloit Kansas brothers Tom and Jim Pluta. She is survived by sisters Susan Pluta, Debbie Golden, Toni Kent, Jean Mix, Eva Gottula and brother Charles Pluta.
Pam is survived by her husband Tom and the three children in their blended family; Katie (Michael) Coleman of Batavia, OH and children Howie, Lilly, Jordan, Micah, Noah, Tori (Carl) Stoll of Saint Louis, MO, and Joe (Hannah) Cross and their daughter Brynlee of Omaha, NE.
Pam graduated from Mercy High School in Omaha and received a Counselor Scholarship to attend the Nebraska College of Business where she received her Associate Degree. Pam also continued her education at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Professionally, she had a successful career, most recently 28 years as the Senior Lead Transition Consultant with OSAIC Corp, formerly Securities America Inc, LaVista, NE.
A double-letter varsity athlete in both track and basketball, Pam enjoyed being active much of her life, playing softball, volleyball and bowling. Pam and her husband Tom greatly enjoyed golfing and traveling. Together they took pride in their beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. Some of their most cherished memories are with the close friends made over twenty years their neighborhood dinner club.
A lifelong animal lover, Pam greatly enjoyed spending time watching the birds and other wildlife known to frequent the multiple feeders in her backyard. She was always up for a good game of cribbage. However, Pam’s favorite way to spend time was being with family, and particularly enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.
Visitation and reception will be held Saturday January 20th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at West Center Chapel.
The family has requested that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to either the American Lung Association or American Cancer Society