Doris M. Cantrell

Funeral services for Doris M. Cantrell, 92, Baldwin City will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Vinland United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, KS. Private burial will follow in Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, KS. She died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Doris was born May 31, 1922 in Bridgeport, CT the daughter of George W. and Edith May (Gildersleeve) Smith.

She was an accomplished artist and needle worker. She was a longtime member of Community Bible Church of Lawrence and recent member of the Vinland United Methodist Church where she was active in teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. In her spare time she volunteered in the community.

She married Warren H. Cantrell on March 10, 1945 in Greenwood, MS. He preceded her in death July 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Robin Miller, Vinland, KS, Dorianne Workman, Greeley, CO; one son, Bradley W. Cantrell, Santa Fe, NM; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one sister, Betty Lou Meador, Miami Springs, FL.

The family will greet friends from 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday the 3rd prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial in her name to the City Union Mission – 1108 East Tenth Street, KC, MO 64106 or Visiting Nurses, or Baldwin City Food Pantry (Baldwin City United Methodist Church) and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


2 Condolences

  1. Rick Schwebel on July 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

    To the family : my sincere condolences.
    There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one.
    Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear.
    Jehovah God helps us with this in His Word,
    He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness
    and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also
    shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice
    of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given !
    Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again
    on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us
    this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve.
    Please read:
    (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29).
    If you have any questions or comments,
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  2. Cathy Barfield on July 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I had traveled to Minnesota for a high school reunion and then joined my brother at his cabin in Wisconsin and just heard about it today. I will be praying for all of you…

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