She was born on Dec. 3, 1915, at Scammon to Arthur and Anna (Knapp) Scott. She grew up in Scammon and graduated from West Mineral High School.
On Dec. 15, 1937, she married Ray M. Cantrell in Parsons and resided in Parsons after her marriage. Early in their marriage, they managed The Diner on east Main Street and Thompson’s Ice Cream Store. From 1948 to 1952, they managed the Parsons Country Club. Mr. Cantrell preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1999.
Mrs. Cantrell later was employed at Lambert-Duffy-Melone clothing store and the U.S. Census Bureau. She worked many years at the former Tom Broderick Co., eventually retiring from there as office manager.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She had served as president of the Meadowlark Girl Scout Council, was a United Way volunteer and had delivered Meals on Wheels. She grew beautiful flowers and was known among family and friends as an excellent cook. She especially enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Stephens and her husband, Vern, of Topeka and Cheryl Brockman and her husband, Lance, of Minneapolis; a daughter-in-law, Doris Cantrell of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Gayle Stephens of Chicago, Lesley Stephens and her husband, David Hansen, of Bellingham, Wash., Jennifer Naylor and her husband, Scott, of Fishers, Ind., Paul Cantrell and his wife, April, of Austin, Texas, Jason Brockman and his wife, Yvette, of Minneapolis and Haydn Brockman of Minneapolis; seven great-grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Naylor, Joseph and Clay Cantrell and Haley, Jack and Rohr Brockman; and a sister, Wilma Jean Beaty of Burlington.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Ray Cantrell, in 1999; her son, Gary Cantrell, in 1998; two brothers, Arthur Scott Jr. and Don Scott; and a sister, Evelyn Ewing.
The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be this afternoon at Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir. The family received friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home on Monday.
Memorials are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.