In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Sharen Lee Cantrell

December 10, 1933April 8, 2018

Sharen Lee Cantrell, 84, of Peoria Heights passed away at 11:30 pm Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Bickford House. She was born December 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA the daughter of Herbert and Ann Carver Harris. She married Billy Cantrell on August 21, 1951. Sharen is survived by two daughters, Sheila (Dennis) Pearson of Peoria, and Lynn (Danny) England of Edwards; four grandchildren, Katie (Matthew) Weng, Erin (KJ) Williams, Ryan Pearson, and Andrew England; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Darrell (Joanne) Harris of Stockton, MO, Mel (Loretta) Harris of Canton, IL, and Charlie (Linda) Harris of St. Louis, MO; and one sister, Deb Winslow of Stockton, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Keith Harris. Sharen worked at Prospect Bank as a Student Loan Processor until her retirement in 1989. After retirement, she cared for her grandchildren and babysat many other children, making an impact in all of their lives. She was an avid reader, keeping a log of all of her books, and was well known at the local library. She never missed a day taking her walk through the neighborhood. She also loved gardening, crafting, and most of all chatting with her family and playing with her great-grandchildren. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11am Monday, April 16, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. To view Sharen’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.


  • Herbert Harris, Father
  • Ann Carver Harris, Mother
  • Sheila (Dennis) Pearson, Daughter
  • Lynn (Danny) England, Daughter
  • Katie (Matthew) Weng, Granddaughter
  • Erin (KJ) Williams, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Pearson, Grandson
  • Andrew England, Grandson
  • ~ two ~, Great-Grandchildren
  • Darrell (Joanne) Harris, Brother
  • Mel (Loretta) Harris, Brother
  • Charlie (Linda) Harris, Brother
  • Deb Winslow, Sister
  • Sharen was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Keith Harris.

  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Sharen Lee Cantrell

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Patrick & Kelly Madigan

April 15, 2018

Our heart's are heavy for the loss of your sweet mother .I will always remember her smiling face. We will be praying for you and your family through this difficult time. Pat & Kelly

Carla (Schuller) Burhans

April 11, 2018

Sharen was such a sweet-natured, warm lady with that wonderful smile. My mom, Peggy, me and my sisters moved next door to Sharen, Sheila and Lynn when I was about 6 years old. Our families became fast friends. Sharen was like a second mom to me, always making me feel welcome. I loved spending time at the Cantrell house; Sheila and Lynn were my closest childhood friends. Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies from me and my family to yours.

Karen Taylor

April 10, 2018

I have so Many wonderful memories as a child, spending Holidays at aunt Sharon's house, and the closeness as cousins with Sheila and Lynn. I am so very sorry for your loss!!!