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Margaret E. (Cantrell) Jeter, age 102, formerly of the Meadows Apartments in Elburn, passed away quietly Easter morning, Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was born February 13, 1913 in Greenfield, Tennessee, the daughter of William Richard and Laura Veneita (Teets) Cantrell.Margaret grew up in Greenfield where she attended local schools. After graduating from high school, Margaret continued her education for several years at a secondary school. She was united in marriage to Robert Elvis Jeter on February 13, 1937.In 1950, they moved to Chicago where Robert worked for A & P grocery store and Margaret found work with Radio Material Corporation. Later both Margaret and Robert worked for Kemper Insurance Company. In 1972, they moved to Wauconda, about the same time the Kemper offices moved to the suburbs as well. Following Robert’s death in January of 1974, Margaret continued to make her own home in Wauconda until the fall of 2004 when she moved to Meadows Apartments in Elburn to be near her family. After her 100th birthday, Margaret lived with her daughter Barbara in Elburn for a time before moving to Geneva Care Center, now Bria, in 2013. Margaret was a devoted wife and always immersed herself in the lives of her daughters and grandchildren. She had the kind of soul that was naturally inquisitive and was continually interested in others. Margaret was one who simply "never met a stranger". She could talk to anyone and would continue contact with those she encountered throughout her life. Margaret enjoyed reading novels about the Civil War; struggles between the North & South and the lives and loves of the many characters of those times. The only thing that trumped the Civil War, was her beloved Chicago Bears, the Triple Crown and the horse races at Arlington. Her hands were rarely idle evidenced by the many afghans and baby clothes she crocheted for her great-grandchildren. She is survived by her two daughters:Elizabeth Anne Sanchis of Anchorage, Alaska andBarbara Jean (Anthony) Sarni of Elburn, IL;Six grandchildren: Cara Anne Sanchis,Richard Jay Sanchis,Scott (Suzanne) PozenRebecca (Jeffrey) CarneyRyan (Melissa Yarbrough) Pozen and Russell (Kristin) Pozen;Eight great-grandchildren: Jacob R. Sanchis,Andrea A. Sanchis,Jared Smith,Zane Pozen, Emma G. Yarbrough Pozen Zoe Pozen,Jacob R. Pozen Trace Carney,Leah Pozen and Ava Yarbrough Pozen;One sister, Dorothy Grimes, many nieces, nephews and a family of friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Elvis and one brother, Rev. Richard Harold Cantrell Ph.D. (Div.).Visitation will from 9:30-11 a.m., with a funeral service to celebrate her life beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Burial will be for private family only. A memorial has been established in Margaret’s name. Memorials checks may be made to the Margaret Jeter Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com.