of Marshfield, MO
August 16, 1920 - January 17, 2021
Frances Allison Cantrell Oyler formerly of England, Arkansas, died in Marshfield, Missouri at 100 years old on January 17, 2021. She was born on August 16, 1920 in Humphrey, Arkansas to William and Ida Ward Allison. She grew up on Allison Road in Pulaski County Arkansas on farmland that was owned by the family from 1850 until 1950.She attended school at both Scott and England, AR and graduate from Morris High School of England in 1938. Soon after graduation, she married John Addison Cantrell of England, AR. By this marriage, she had four children; Beverly Cantrell Kennedy, Joy A. Cantrell Bresee, John A. Cantrell Jr, and Anthony Francis Cantrell, which are deceased except Joy Bresee. After twenty-four years, this marriage ended in divorce. She then entered the business world for fifteen years then remarried in 1975. She opened several Ladies Ready-to-Wear shops in England and North Little Rock, AR. She worked as a sales representative in Arkansas. She was listed in Who's Who in Retailing and a board member of Arkansas Retail Merchants Association circa 1974-1975. In 1975, she married Maurice Oyler, owner of Wilson Funeral Home and Todd Flower Shop in England, Arkansas which gave her a stepson, Gene Oyler (Melinda), and stepdaughter, Mary Louise Oyler Newcomb (George). After Maurice sold his businesses, they traveled some and moved to several locations in Arkansas. While living in Cherokee Village, Frances served on the Board of the Spring River Entertainment Association. She was active in a G.F.W.C. Club at Cherokee Village, England, and N. Little Rock, Arkansas.After Maurice's death, in 1998, she moved to Parkstone Place, a retirement facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She then joined the Needle and Thimble Club in Scott, AR. She was preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, her sister Charleen Allison Henage, two brother, Edward and Gordon Allison, three of her children, Anthony, Sonny, and Beverly, husband Maurice, and one grandchild Selby Kennedy. In 2012, she moved to Rogersville, MO to be close to her surviving daughter Joy and husband James L. Bresee their son: Mike Bresee.She is survived by William Kennedy, Donna Cantrell, Delores Cantrell, Gene Oyler, Mary Newcomb, two sisters-in-law, Mallie and Margaret Allison, a brother-in-law Jerry Cantrell, twelve grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.In 2015, she moved to Marshfield, MO to an assisted living facility, Webco Manor. Then she died in Webco Manor Nursing Home.Graveside services will be Thursday, January 21, Visitation will start at 10:00 A. M. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 A. M at Mulberry Cemetery. Dr. Toby Havens will be officiating. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and practice social distancing.
Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you Mother was a good friend of my parents. I visited many times with her when visiting my folks in England and seeing her at church. Prayers for you and the family.
Thank you Mrs. Frances. You were a positive roll model for the young women in our community and a blessing for all who knew you. May the life that you lived well aid you as you journey onward.
Prayers and condolences to the Oyler family.
Miss Francis, a truly gentle, loving woman. I'm happy we had a few times of correspondence the past few years. Only a moth or so ago, she wrote a sweet note to me. I shall keep it. God bless her family....you were blessed to have her. She was blessed to have you.
My deepest sympathy to the famil
I'm glad I got to speak with Mrs. Frances one last time, she called me after getting her birthday card when she turned 100, such a lovely lady.
I am sorry to hear about this lady she was a good friend of our Family her youngest son Tony grew up together and we’re good friends wonderful family be dearly missed prayers for the family
Mrs. Francis dress shop was the place for a well dressed young lady. My mother worked for her during our college years and even went to market with them. We loved Mrs. Francis and was proud to know her. We also love the Oyler family. To Mary Louise and Gene, please know our prayers are with you .
I was so sorry to hear about Frances. She was such a lovely lady. I still have memories of her shop in England. She was so special to so many and especially to her children, step-children and grandchildren. I know she will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. She was a very smart and sweet lady. Prayers for you all.
Prayers for your family.
Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. Special lady special family.
Gene & Melinda our thoughts and Prayers for you and family.
My condolences to the family . Prayers for all.
Such admiration for this beautiful and smart lady. What a wonderful legacy she leaves her family and friends🙏✝️❤️
To the familyVery sorry for your loss! PrayersKathy Nichols