Lottie Cantrell-Phillips, the daughter of the late Howard Leamon and Nora Lee Gribble Cantrell, was born in Marston on July 8, 1947, and died at her home in Desoto on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the age of 56.
She had lived most of her life in Aquilla before moving to Desoto three months ago. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Missouri Veterans Home until her retirement. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter.
Surviving is the father of her children, Bill Maddox of Dudley; her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Richard Wynkoop of Desoto; her daughter, Nancy Clayton of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Shawna Hembly of Puxico, Kami Maddox and Dustin Maddox, both of Dudley, Jeff Bolin and Carmen Bolin, both of Bloomfield, Ashley Clayton of Dexter, and Alexis Clayton of Dudley; one great-grandson, Garrett Hembly of Puxico; two brothers, Charles Cantrell of Malden and Clarence "Willie" Powell of Puxico; seven sisters, Mary Jo Stearns of Michigan, Norma Smith and Barbara Case, both of Dexter, Treva Lee of St. Charles, Jonnie Maddox of Dudley, Patricia Freed of Wappapello, and Angela Mays of Dexter. Other relatives and many friends also survive.
Friends called from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with Bro. Terry Stockman of Sikeston officiating.
Interment followed in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.