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July 24, 2008

(1/1/1937 - 7/16/2008)

Myron R. “Sonny” Cantril, 71, of Gorin, MO, went home to be with the Lord. Myron passed away peacefully at home, on July 16, 2008. He was born to Myron S. and Ruth Cantril on January 1, 1937, at Sioux City, IA.

Myron was a loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Myron served his country in Japan, The Korean Conflict, Vietnam and the Cuban Missile CNSS. He received both the bronze star and purple heart along with a combination of medals.

He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of Gorin, MO, three children Debbie Anderson and her husband Dan of Reno, NV, Mike Cantril of Memphis, MO, and Cindy Jones and husband Jon of Lancaster, MO; 11 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters Ruth Ann Searles, of Omaha, NE, Bedonna Beaver and husband Earl of Omaha, NE, Susie Manann of Elkhorn, NE, and Merce Mount of Sioux City, IA.

Memorials are suggested to the Family, and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, with Brother Leland Oliver, officiating. Musicians were Marsha Davis, organist, and Angela Westhoff, soloist. Pallbearers were Zack Orton, Jon Jones, David Wiggins, Larry Wiggins, DVM, Mark Myers, Brandon Cantril, and Mike Ahland. Honorary Pallbearers were Preston Orton and Shawn Howard. Interment was in the Gorin Cemetery, Gorin, MO, with Military Honors.

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