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C. Melvin "Mel" Cantrell

February 21, 1943 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 74)
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A candle was lit by Amy Stonebraker and family on July 3, 2017 5:28 PM
Message from Amy Stonebraker and family
July 3, 2017 5:31 PM

What a shock it was but so glad that there's no more suffering and pain. We love you Uncle Mel and Kara, Kayla, and Janet, if you need anything, please let us know. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Message from Rick&cindy wallace
July 4, 2017 8:31 AM

So very sorry to hear.
Mel was always a bright spot.if you were down and seen Mel he always made you smile.
We moved here 37 years ago and Mel was one of our first people we met..we were very lucky to have known him thus long.
Prayers to all
Message from Diane Burgess
July 4, 2017 10:31 AM

Kayla, so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. Mel was such a wonderful man and will be sadly missed.
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A candle was lit by Diane Burgess on July 4, 2017 10:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Sharon L. West on July 4, 2017 11:10 AM
Message from Pam Grace
July 4, 2017 1:26 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Mel was a great friend and I always enjoyed our talks at church. My deepest sympathies to Mel's family, friends, and dear Janice.
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A candle was lit by Barb Fortner on July 4, 2017 5:05 PM
Message from Barb Fortner
July 4, 2017 5:07 PM

My deepest sympathy to Janet and to all the family. Mel was such a nice man and he will be missed.
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A candle was lit by Angie Dickerson Wilt on July 4, 2017 6:42 PM
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A candle was lit by Jenny Philabaun on July 4, 2017 7:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Craig and Sue Patterson on July 4, 2017 7:10 PM
Message from Jenny Philabaum
July 4, 2017 7:12 PM

I am so sad to say Goodbye to such a wonderful man. My heart is aching for Kara, Kayla, friends and family. I loved Mel very much and will miss his smiles and hugs😔 Kara...I am sending my love and hugs to you during this very difficult time...I wish I could be there with you but you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
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A candle was lit by Craig and Sue Patterson on July 4, 2017 7:14 PM
Our condolences to Mel's family and friends.... he truly was one of the good guys!
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A candle was lit by Cindy and tim sposato. on July 4, 2017 7:38 PM
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A candle was lit by Anna Summers-Perdue on July 4, 2017 7:38 PM
Message from Anna Summers-Perdue
July 4, 2017 7:39 PM

I'm so sorry Kara! Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family!!
Message from Cindy Sposato
July 4, 2017 7:41 PM

So sorry to hear about Mel. He sure was a great man. He knew the right thing to say if you were a little out of sorts. This community lost a great man. Rest in peace dear Mel.
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A candle was lit by Don and Donna Carpenter on July 4, 2017 8:08 PM
Message from Donna and Don Carpenter
July 4, 2017 8:12 PM

Janet and all of Mel's family,so sorry for your loss.
Message from Jeanne McKenzie
July 4, 2017 8:17 PM

Kara I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy. Loved the time I spent with him and your mom years ago when you were growing up.
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A candle was lit by Bobby, Jenn, Damon and Belle Miller on July 4, 2017 8:53 PM
Message from Jennifer Miller
July 4, 2017 8:57 PM

Kara, Kayla, and Aunt Peggy,
My heart breaks for you all. I'm still so shocked of Uncle Mel's passing. I'm sending you many prayers and hugs to you. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. Xoxoxo
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A candle was lit by Rick & Phyllis Phelps on July 4, 2017 9:03 PM
Message from Rick & Phyllis Phelps
July 4, 2017 9:04 PM

God didn't make a kinder soul. Prayers to the entire family.
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A candle was lit by Barb Wilson on July 4, 2017 9:32 PM
Message from Lorin Reyzek
July 4, 2017 9:33 PM

Great smile, great sense of humor, caring, generous, just all around good guy. Sadly missed ......
Message from Barb Wilson
July 4, 2017 9:34 PM

Mel was one of kind and will be missed by many in this community. My deepest sympathies to all.
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A candle was lit by Brian Cantrell on July 4, 2017 10:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Warren and Sherry Horn on July 4, 2017 11:04 PM
Message from Warren and Sherry Horn
July 4, 2017 11:07 PM

So very sorry Janet.
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A candle was lit by Christi Hondel on July 4, 2017 11:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Jim & Yolanda on July 4, 2017 11:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Kay Wilson on July 4, 2017 11:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry and Danyelle Darr on July 4, 2017 11:57 PM
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A candle was lit by Your family at Bob Evans on July 4, 2017 11:58 PM
Message from Danyelle Darr
July 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Kara,
I am so sorry for your loss!!! So many childhood memories!!!
Message from Bill Norman, now in New Mexico
July 5, 2017 12:46 AM

Farewell, Mel,
Glad we had time together in the same classrooms at Union Local School, when I was there for parts of grades 2-8.
Message from Sandy Jones
July 5, 2017 6:58 AM

Mel was a great gentleman, always enjoyed our conversations. We served on the Salvation Army board together; Mel was so community minded and such a leader. My prayers go out to Janet and all his family. Thanks for serving our community.
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A candle was lit by Bill & Linda Bowen on July 5, 2017 7:25 AM
Message from Michelle (Tatro) Maxberry
July 5, 2017 7:42 AM

Kara and family,
My deepest condolences with Mel's passing. He was such a kind person and I know his absence will be felt. Hugs and prayers for many healing memories.
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A candle was lit by Jo Kaser on July 5, 2017 10:39 AM
Message from Jo Kaser
July 5, 2017 10:45 AM

So very sorry to hear this news. Mel was a great and respected man. Kara, my ❤️ Breaks for you and I send my thoughts and prayers to you. I know he had to be so proud of you. And Janet, my thoughts and prayers to you. You are all such wonderful people. Love, hugs and prayers 🙏🏻❤️
Message from Jean Wright
July 5, 2017 6:26 PM

My deepest sympathies to your family. Mel was a joy to know.
Message from Rev/John Cadwell
July 5, 2017 8:26 PM

In all of my conversations with Mel over the years he never complained - he was always positive. I will miss seeing him at Walmart and Bob Evans. My sympathy to his family and friends.
Message from Debbie(Lingo)Kempf
July 5, 2017 9:08 PM

So deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Mel. What a wonderful guy who didn't know a stranger. There wasn't a time when I would see him that we didn't stop and chat. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to the family .
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A candle was lit by Debbie (Lingo) Kempf on July 5, 2017 9:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Doug and Paula (Bintz) Layman on July 5, 2017 10:11 PM
Message from Elaine Lipps
July 6, 2017 8:35 AM

I was very saddened to hear that Mel has passed. My heart goes out to you all, Kara, Kayla, Janet, Peggy and Connie. Mel was great. My memories of him started when I was a kid hanging out with my childhood friend, his niece Connie, to every time I had a chance to talk to him. Always that wonderful smile of his. He will be missed so very much. You are in my prayers.
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on July 6, 2017

Message from Mike & Peggy Bowman
July 6, 2017 12:17 PM

Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family.
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A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on July 6, 2017

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A candle was lit by janet myers on July 6, 2017 4:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob & Sandy Finitzer on July 7, 2017 1:01 PM
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A candle was lit by finitzer@msn.com on July 7, 2017 1:06 PM
Mel was a wonderful, kind and caring friend and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to Kara, Kayla and Janet.
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A candle was lit by Stacia Bintz and Family on July 12, 2017 4:59 PM
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