Jerry and Delores “Jeanne” Cantrell

Jerry and Delores Cantrell both, 77 of Independence, Missouri returned home to the lord on Friday, November 26, 2021. They lived together, loved together, prayed together and passed together while holding hands.

Jerry and Delores attended high school at Van Horn High School, Jerry was retired from Kansas City Power and Light and Delores from Centerpoint Medical Center as a supervisor in the lab.

Jerry enjoyed golfing with his buddies, Delores enjoyed shopping and they both enjoyed eating out with friends. They were a very kind, loving couple who welcomed everyone with open arms.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, father, 2 sisters, and a brother. Delores is preceded in death by her mother, father and a brother.

They are survived by their son Kent Cantrell, daughter Robyn Chiles, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Jerry is survived by 2 brothers.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:00 – 7:00 pm followed by a funeral service to honor both lives at 7:00 pm at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Missouri 64133. They will be laid to rest in the Missouri State Cemetery in Higginsville the following day.

Memorials are asked to the American Heart Association.


  1. Derick murders on December 2, 2021 at 5:55 am

    They were nice people, I’m sorry they’re gone. Too bad it wasn’t his lowlife murderer grandson Derick who was killed.

  2. Dewayne Standerford on December 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    The lord has taken a loving couple who will forever be in our hearts. From our family to yours we are devastated by the loss of Jerry and Jeanne and our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bess . Dewayne,Kathy,Evelyn and Elaine.

  3. Carol Damon on December 3, 2021 at 11:20 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your parents were much admired and respected. My prayers are with you.

  4. Gail Cantrell on December 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    My most heart felt condolences for the loss of 2 very special people, Uncle Jerry & Aunt Jeanne. It was awful to learn of the tragic accident. My heart and soul go out to you all. I find comfort in the fact Cantrell Angels were there to great them. May we all cherish the Joy they brought to our lives. They will be forever missed. RIP

  5. rich reed on May 26, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jerry for several years at KCP&L. He was a fun guy and we had a lot of laughs together. I visited my brother’s grave today in the Higginsville Veterans Cemetery. My brother died 8/20/21. I noticed Jerry Cantrell’s headstone which reminded me of Jerry and the time we worked together. I am about 98% sure that this is Jerry I worked with. Would a family member tell me if I am correct. Thanks for the memories!

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