Marie Elayna Cantrell

Friday, September 18, 2020

Marie Elayna Cantrell, 62, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Maria was born on Dec. 23, 1957, in Detroit, Mich., to Larry Lee and Marnell (Modlin) Blasengym. She married William “Bill” Olen Cantrell and he preceded her in death in September 2017.

Marie spent most of her childhood in Michigan before the family relocated to Kansas. She and her husband Bill lived in Blue Mound, Kan., until his death. She moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo., in the early months of 2019 to be closer to her mother and siblings.

Marie “Mo” enjoyed church, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She had the kindest heart with an infectious smile and never met a stranger. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include her mother, Marynell, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; her daughter, Christania Gonzales, Topeka, Kan.; siblings, Vickie Smith (Junior), Maysville, Mo., Leslie Roberts (Terry), Maysville, David Swan, Nevada, Otto Modlin (Kathy), Walker, Mo., Bill Modlin (Kristie), Nevada, Lori Smith, El Dorado Springs, Suzie Coonts (Jerry), El Dorado Springs, Paul Modlin (Angie), Moundville. Jimmy Wallace, Independence, Mo., Kathy Case, Independence and Donna Wallace, Independence; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and father; a brother, Gary Coe; and a sister, Mary Ann Kessner.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo., with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Mound Cemetery, Mound City, Kan.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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