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Phyllis Ellen Cantrell, 70, of McLeansboro, passed away 8:04 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Larry Woodrow officiating.
As per her wishes, Phyllis' body will be cremated and her ashes buried next to her husband Kenneth at a later date by her family.
She was born Oct. 24, 1946, in Bridgeport, the daughter of Clayton D. Jones. She married Kenneth Deon Cantrell on March 7, 1965, at Webb's Chapel Methodist Church in McLeansboro; he passed away April 5, 2016.
She was a homemaker. She loved working on crafts and cooking for her husband and grandchildren. Phyllis attended schools in Hamilton County and graduated with the Class of 1964. She was very interested in genealogy and an avid reader.
She is survived by one daughter, Candice Cantrell of McLeansboro; one son, Doug Cantrell and wife Andrea of McLeansboro; one sister, Joy Welch of McLeansboro; two brothers, Clayton Jones and wife Sharon of Nixa, Mo., and Ralph Jones of McLeansboro; three grandchildren, Justin Cantrell and wife Seasha of West Frankfort, Jonathan Cantrell of Salt Lake City and Madelyn Cantrell of McLeansboro; one great-grandchild, Makena Grace Cantrell; and several nieces and nephews.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to McCoy Memorial Library and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home or the library.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kenneth.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 18, 2017
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