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Dorris Cantrell

Sep 8th, 1930 - Mar 3rd, 2023

Visitation:  5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Funeral:  1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, at the funeral home

Interment:  Powers Cemetery, Xenia



     Dorris J. Cantrell, age 92, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, March 3, 2023, at her home.

     She was born September 8, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Orvil Garrison and Dorris Juanita (Seaton) Garrison.  Dorris married Fred Cantrell on June 11, 1948, in Morganfield, Kentucky.  He preceded her in death July 30, 1993.

     Dorris enjoyed cooking, roller skating and ice skating, playing cards, gardening, and watching hummingbirds.  She graduated from Lee Center High School.  She and Fred ran a truck stop in Ashton, Illinois.  She worked as a cook at Xenia Cafe and Cisne High School, and later worked at the Orchardville grocery store until retirement.

     She is survived by 2 daughters: Linda Coatney of Mt. Vernon and Donna Cantrell; son: Bruce Cantrell of Xenia; brother: Clarence Orvil (wife Sharon) Garrison, Jr. of Hillsboro, Missouri; 4 grandchildren: Sarah, Erin, Jessica, and Alison; several great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law: Barbara Garrison of Salem.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter: Connie; and 4 siblings: Billie June Bock, Marion Thomas “Tom” Garrison, Clara Jane Soukup, and Clifton Frederick “Freddie” Garrison.

     A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  A funeral ceremony will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the funeral home, with Lawrence Ward officiating.  Interment will follow at Powers Cemetery, Xenia.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

March 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻 .

Bill an Linda McKinney

March 5th

So sorry to hear of Dorris passing, knew of them and their family when my parents Kelley and Dorothy Burgess moved to Zenith, knew their family for a very long time.

Bill and Robin Atwood

March 6th

We are sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with Dorris and Bruce.

tammy and marvin haywood

March 9th

formerly tammy akes... sorry Bruce and rest of your family! sweet lady indeed. evertime u see a cardnial thats her checking in on u! hugs to all



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