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Vera Fern Cantrell, 83, of Conway, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Mercy Hospital Springfield.

She was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Ava, Mo. to Grover and Alma (Riley) Vogt.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Billy Joe Cantrell; 12 brothers and sisters; and her best friend of more than 70 years, Louise “Iva’’ Chastain.

She is survived by two children, Jeff Cantrell of Lebanon, and Sheila Bumgarner and husband Jesse of Conway; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Vera Fern Cantrell will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Fraker Funeral Home, Inc. in Marshfield.