SAVANNA—Peggy A. Cross, 78, of Savanna, passed away in her home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Cremation rites have been accorded, because, in Peggy's own words, "It will be my last chance to have a smoking hot body!"

A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 10-11 a.m. with a service at 11 am, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna.

Inurnment will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery, in Savanna. Family and friends are invited to share in Peggy's life at

Peggy was born May 17, 1942, in Freeport, the daughter of LeRoy and Lucille (Curley) Siedenburg. She grew up in Roselle, and attended Palatine High School.

Throughout her life she worked as a waitress, cleaned houses and was a homemaker. Peggy had a love of hummingbirds, her flower beds, and most of all her family.

Later in her life, Peggy married Harvey Cross. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage before Harvey's passing last November. Peggy loved Harvey dearly and it's clear that a broken heart contributed to her joining him so soon.

Peggy will be dearly missed by her children, Wendy, Charles and Bill, and her stepchildren, Scott, Dawn, Pamela and Mark; two brothers, Lee (Cathy) Siedenburg and Gene (Linda) Siedenburg; brother-in-law, Jack Bluma; and many extended family members and friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Lucille; and her sister, Mary Bluma.