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Garnett J. Cantrell

October 20, 1948 — June 13, 2022



Garnett J. Cantrell, age 73, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 10:02 AM on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home in Galesburg, Illinois.


She was born on October 20, 1948 in Aurora, Illinois the daughter of George and Doris (Waddell) Dunn. She was later raised by Donald and Doris Cantrell.


Surviving is a daughter, Michelle Cantrell of Galesburg, Illinois and a son, Richard (Kristy) Cantrell of rural Oneida, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Skyler Cantrell, Anthony Cantrell, Devonte Noel, Kewaun Noel, Andrea Gonzalez, Dewayne Bell, Andreanna Bell and Craig Alt; one goddaughter, Shelby Schwieter; three great grandchildren, Gabe Cantrell, Sapphire Barrett and Yuri Alt; and one great god granddaughter, Presley Schwieter. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert.


She worked as a secretary for the Harrington House in Galesburg, the former Carhartt in Galesburg, Amy’s Pantry in Oneida, and the Gateway Express in Altona and a waitress in the Galesburg area, lastly working at the Homestead Restaurant in Woodhull, Illinois. She enjoyed fishing trips to Wisconsin, knitting and canning tomatoes.


Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 beginning at 5:00 P.M. at Harley’s Pub in Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the A O & W Ambulance Service. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through



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