Alice Ruth (Matz) Cross of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2022, at the age of 85, after a long battle with Vascular Dementia. Alice was born on November 14, 1936, in Westerville, Ohio to Walter and Esther (Pilcher) Matz who preceded her death. Also preceding her in death was her brother-in-law, Gregory (Greg) Avdakov, son-in-law William (Bud) Allen, and granddaughter Thalina Nicole Cross. Alice is survived by her sister Esther (Matz) Avdakov, and brother Robert M. Matz (Bev); daughter Kathleen Cross Wright (Connor), son Kevin R. Cross (Becky), and daughter and longtime caregiver, Kristen M. (Cross) Allen. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Alice was a former elementary school teacher with the Columbus City Schools (Columbus, OH) retiring after a 40+ year career dedicated to educating young children.
Alice was a lifelong and passionate Reds and Ohio State Buckeye fan, and she liked nothing better than watching them play.
The family would like to send a special Thank You to Hospice of Central Ohio for all of their thoughtful comfort and support of her and our family during these last few months, and our true appreciation for the thoughtfulness of Shaw-Davis.