Lela Mae (Cross) Sturgell, 82, of Spencer, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Lela was born on June 14, 1938 in Iowa to Roy Lee Cross and Dietta Elizabeth (Beasley) Cross. Lela graduated from Patricksburg High School in 1954. She had worked at Sarkas Tarzan, General Electric, R.C.A. and then retired from Cook Urological in Spencer. Lela married the love of her life, Edward L. Sturgell in 1957 and together they raised a wonderful loving family.
Lela is survived by her husband, children, Patricia Rojas(Jeff Cotterman) , Myria Christenberry, Jeffrey Sturgell, grandchildren, Michael(Ariel) Dao, Jessica Sturgell, Hannah Kay, Joshua Sparks, Rachel (Jeff) Keith, Wesley A. Sturgell, great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Crites, Chandler Keith, Ezra Cain Rehmel, Krsyln Sturgell, Avery Keith, Jayda Maris Sturgell, Tyler Keith, Khage M. Dao, , Revan M. Dao and tons of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lela was preceded in death by her parents, son, Mark E. Sturgell, siblings, Bill Cross, Glen Roy Cross, Darl Cross, Dean Cross, Mary Cox, Lola Denny, Dorothy Norman, and one grandson, Jacob E. Sturgell.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the First Pentecostal Church of Spencer, 691 West Indiana Avenue, Spencer. Brother Travis Gardner will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer, and again 12:00 PM until the time of service on Wednesday at the church.
Due to State Guidelines for Covid 19 restrictions, everyone must observe social distancing and face mask must be worn at the funeral and visitation, and only fifty (50) people are allowed in each facility at one time.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.