Bertha Massirer Spross

Bertha Spross of Waco died early Thursday morning, June 6, 2013, at the age of 79. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Canaan Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Baptist Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor. While there will not be a formal visitation, viewing will commence at 10:00 A.M. Friday at Cole Funeral Home.

Mrs. Spross was born January 11, 1934, in Waco, Texas, the daughter of John A. and Frieda M. (Purczinsky) Massirer and attended University High School. She was reared in the Levi and Cottonwood area near Waco. When she married, she moved to Crawford and later to Waco in 1997. On January 29, 1952, she married Leo Morris Spross in Crawford, Texas.

During her years in Crawford, she was an active member of Canaan Baptist Church where, in earlier years, she taught in the children’s Sunday School Classes and served on various committees. While rearing her children, she was a room mother and a member of the P.T.A. in Crawford. Her family, especially her grandchildren, were a very important part of her life as she enjoyed being with them. She also enjoyed sewing, playing dominos, cooking for the family and flower and vegetable gardening.

Also preceding her in death was a brother, John Massirer, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Spross of sixty-one years; a son, Farron Spross and wife Karen of Crawford; a daughter, Ramona Cunningham and husband David of Crawford; four grandchildren, Rachel Spross, Andrew Spross, Colt Cunningham and Chloe Cunningham.

For those desiring, the family has suggested Canaan Baptist Church, Crawford, Texas 76638, for memorial contributions.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2013

Bertha Massirer Spross

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Patti DeChaume

June 8, 2013

To the Spross Family, May God bring you comfort during this time. Bertha will be missed. ----- Patti, Jimmy, and all the kids

Fred Simon

June 7, 2013

Farron and Family,
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother. May Our Lord wrap His loving arms around each of you and bring you all comfort.

Pam Cook

June 7, 2013

Ramona, Farron, Leo, and family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Bertha. She was a special lady and she loved each of you very much. Joe and I will be unable to attend the service, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Pam

Correne Dragoo

June 7, 2013

Farron I,m sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family wil be in my prayers.

Sheila Sparks

June 7, 2013

To the Spross Family: Richard & I were sooo very sorry to hear of Bertha's passing!!! We must have been at work at the time, & we were not aware until we saw the Obit. in today's (6/7/13) paper. We will be unable to attend the funeral, but we want her Family to know that our sincere condolences & sympathy are with all of you at this very difficult time.