Pamela M. Cross

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


  • Lloyd Misner Posted January 18, 2024 8:23 am

    Tom, I was sorry to hear from Charlie that your wife had passed away, you have our sympathies.

  • Wendy Harrison Posted January 18, 2024 10:11 am

    In the vast tapestry of human relationships, the threads representing our bonds with our work family represent a unique hue. Pam had a relentless work ethic with commendable integrity and was a foundation we could all lean-into when things started to feel heavy or overwhelming. Pam will be forever missed and fondly remembered by her “Work Family”!

  • Jeanie Cross Posted January 18, 2024 12:04 pm

    Pam was my sister and friend, uniquely treasured and loved as a genuinely kindhearted person. She truly cared for her loved ones, despite long distances and years apart. So hard to lose her!

  • Ruth and Mike Kelly Posted January 18, 2024 9:18 pm

    Pam was a wonderful person and she touched many lives. God blessed us by bringing her and Katie into our lives. Katie and Michael are such blessings and we enjoyed Pam’s visits to Ohio to visit her family. She loved the Lord and had a sweet testimony. We will really miss her and know she is with the Lord, enjoying Heaven.

  • Michael Coleman Posted January 20, 2024 9:30 am

    It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon. 🤟❤️

  • Sue Sawaged Posted January 26, 2024 7:37 pm

    Pam and I attended Mercy High School. She was always kind to me, and I remember her beautiful smile. It is so hard to read about the loss of a classmate at such a young age. May God comfort her family and all those who love her, and may her memory be eternal.

  • Marsha D Thompson Posted January 29, 2024 4:57 pm

    Although I haven’t seen Pam in years, we were both old school SAI and go way back to 96″. We shared some great times together. Rest peacefully, Pam. My thoughts and prayers are with Tom, and your family.
    Marsha D. Thompson

  • Sonja Sifner Posted January 30, 2024 12:25 am

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Debbie DeLuca Posted January 30, 2024 9:55 am

    Very sad to hear about the passing of Pam. I didn’t have much interaction with her but when I did it was always pleasant. Sending my condolences to all of Pam’s Family and Friends. May she sleep in sweet peace.

  • Emily Kestler Posted January 30, 2024 12:41 pm

    Truly a loss to so many. Pam touched so many lives and her impact and spirit will live on. To her family: she spoke of you often, you were the joy of her life. Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Candy Richardson Posted February 2, 2024 10:20 am

    Pam was a very genuine person. She worked hard and was always there for me. She was so fond of her family and especially the grandchildren. She would always share with me the newest item she purchased for them. I will mostly miss our daily conversations. My heartfelt prayers go out to the family. May peace be with you!

  • Brian Eaton Posted February 2, 2024 5:12 pm

    Tom and Family – I’m so sorry for your loss… Pam was an amazing person, colleague, and friend, and she will be truly missed. Take strength in knowing that she touched so many lives and was held in the highest regard.

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