Ida F. Cantrell

WARREN – Ida Faye Cantrell, 85, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.

She was born April 9, 1928, in Logan, W.Va., to loving parents Ella Mae Cooper and William C. Wooten.

She attended high school in Wheelersburg. She loved the Lord her entire life, and was a selfless giver to those she knew and loved.

She left Ohio in 1981 and moved to Texas to be a dutiful mother, as her late husband had wished. She helped dreams come true in Texas and worked tirelessly for 20 years at The University of Texas in Arlington, nurturing and loving not only her two sons, but sons and daughters of many, many parents.

In 2006, she moved to Houston, and was baptized at Lakewood Church on Easter weekend 2007, along with her twin sister, Mae Titus; sister-in law, Esther Cantrell; granddaughter, Savannah Faye Cantrell; and son, Tony Cantrell.

She moved to Warren near her twin and younger sister, Gay Garland, in the summer of 2007.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Paula Cantrell of Joshua, Texas; her son, Tony Cantrell of Houston; and her three grandchildren, grandsons Joshua Thor and Monte Alan, both of San Diego, and granddaughter Savannah Faye Cantrell, currently attending college in Virginia.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Ella Mae Titus of Warren; sister, Gay (Bear) Garland of Leavittsburg; brother, Johnny Jay Wooten of Jackson; two caregivers, who became daughters, Mary Fast and Patty Popielec, both of Warren; her brother-in-law, Charles Cantrell of Fairborn; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved and loved her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Runyon and Billie Rae Carmichael; her sisters-in-law, Etta Mae Scaggs, Evelyn Caudill and Esther Cantrell; and one brother-in-law, Russell Bradley.

Faye will be remembered by her sweet spirit, her gentle and loving demeanor and how she ALWAYS put those she cared about, and there were many, ahead of herself through the years.

She married the love of her life, Arnold E Cantrell, in June 1947, and they lived their dream for the next 25 years until Arnold went to be with the Lord, far too soon. He passed on Nov. 24, 1972. Now, together again, they will forever be with Jesus, praise God.

Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and a memorial service is 9 a.m. Saturday at Burcham-Jennings Funeral Home in Fairborn.

Burial will be in Byron Cemetery on Trebein Road in Beavercreek Township.

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