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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Iva Jo (Cantrell) Jones

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  • Iva Jo (Cantrell) Jones, 56, passed away on July 18, 2013, in Ardmore. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Provence Cemetery.
    Iva Jo was born on October 13, 1956, at Fort Hood, Texas, to Louis Cantrell and Josephine (Sewell) Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Tony Cantrell and Lenny Cantrell; sister, Nettie Diane Newman; grandson, Brawley Bell; niece, Jessica Bean; and nephew, Adam Brawley Waltz.
    Iva Jo attended Dickson Schools. She worked as a waitress at Hamburger Inn and Parson's Corner Café. She had a CDL and was the only female driver in the Department of Transportation at that time. In 2001, she received her CNA and CMA licenses and worked at Brookside Nursing Home in Madill and in 2007 began working for the Ardmore Veteran's Center until her health forced her to retire. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and she will be remembered for her housekeeping and cooking.
    Iva Jo is survived by her daughter, Audra Oxford, of Lone Grove; son, Dustin Keith, of Lone Grove; grandchildren, Larah Jo Collins of Lone Grove, Lottie Diane King of Ardmore, and Kobi Allen Bell of Lone Grove; brother, Eddie Cantrell and wife, Mary Kay, of Ardmore; two sisters, Tanda Duncan and husband, Danny, of Madill, and Camille Bean of Ardmore; and a host of family and friends.
    Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Keith, Josh Walker, Dejuan Miles, Sam Osborne, Shylar Primrose, and Dalon Davis. Honorary bearers will be Ross Davis, Charlie Bean, Jeremy Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, Bob Newman, and Jay Hoskins.
    Family visitation will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Griffin~Hillcrest Funeral Home.
    Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.
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