Obituary – Athens Free Press, 27 December 1946

ELLA CANTRALL, 78, DIES AT ILLIOPOLIS; ILL ONE DAY, FORMER ATHENS RESIDENT

Ella C. Cantrall, 78, of Carlinville, wife of the late Levi G. Cantrall, and
resident of Athens until about 12 years ago, passed away last Friday at the
home of a sister, Mrs. Dora M. Bell, at Illiopolis.  She was only ill one day.
She was born in Illiopolis, October 20, 1868, the daughter of Sarris and Ruby
Ann Norred.  She was married in 1887 to Levi G. Cantrall, who preceded her in
death 30 years ago.

Mrs. Cantrall is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myra Baldridge, Carlinville;
two sons, Guy, San Pedro, Calif., and Wilbur, Geneva; three sisters, Mrs.
Jennie Kaylor, Springfield, Mrs. Anna Graham and Mrs. Bell, both of Illiopolis;
five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Methodist Church, Athens, Order of Eastern Star,
Athens, and the Royal Neighbors, Illiopolis.

Remains were removed to the Pritchett Funeral Home, Illiopolis, where
services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. C. J. Lotz officiating.  Burial was in
Riverside cemetery, Illiopolis.

 

Contributed by Bill Scroggin