Barbara Jean Cantrell, 80, of Columbia passed peacefully into Jesus’ loving arms on Thursday January 10, 2013 at University Hospital. Her loved ones held her hand until Jesus took it from them to begin her journey home. She loved to travel but we are confident this will be her favorite trip of all. Barbara was born July 4, 1932 in Lamar Missouri to Albert Loyd Rhodes and Margaret Mary (Dannett) Rhodes. Barbara’s main loves in her life were her family and being a servant of God. She spent her days loving life, watching her favorite Christian shows and enjoying good conversation; Barbara never knew a stranger. Barbara exhibited her ability to always brighten a room with her smile, her laugh and her joyous personality. She was a loving and doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Nothing lit up her eyes more than when her great grandbabies walked into the room. If you have met Barbara, you’ve met her great grandbabies as she always had pictures of them close by and stories to share. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cantrell. Her parents Albert Loyd Rhodes and Margaret Mary Myers. Barbara is survived by her two daughters. Sharon Brush and Karen Turner, son, Kevin Cantrell, three grandchildren, Minda Brush and her fiancée Todd Edwards, Kayla Seever and her husband Ryan, and Tyler Turner, two great-grandchildren, Cannen and Bella Seever, step granddaughter Jadyn Thamason and one brother, Kenneth Rhodes. A celebration of her life will be at 1:00pm Monday January 14th, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 -1:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
Barbara Jean Cantrell, July 4, 1932 - Jan. 10, 2013, of Columbia
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.