GIRARD - Elizabeth A. "Liz" Cannon, 75, passed away at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
She was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Weldon H. and Ruth E. Dunkle.
Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Girard and graduated from Girard High School in 1954. She went on to business school and worked at Ohio Leather Works in Girard and as a bank teller in Columbus while her husband attended dental school. Later she became the bookkeeper for Cannon Medical Practice.
Elizabeth A. Cannon
Elizabeth was active all her life and enjoyed tennis, golf and skiing as well as going on long walks. She was a member of the Women's Dental Auxiliary and helped to organize dental hygiene events in the surrounding communities. She was active with many of her high school friends in a monthly "Club" which still meets regularly.
Elizabeth was a charter member of Open Door Community Church in McDonald and served as a Sunday school teacher, VBS director and teacher and sang in the church choir. She loved to sing, and God gifted her with a beautiful voice. Before her illness, Elizabeth enjoyed spending winters in Florida with family and friends. However, her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Richard M. Cannon; her son, Mark T. (Robin) Cannon of Chesapeake, Va.; her daughter, Susan L. (Michael) Taylor of Howland; and four grandchildren, Jessica L. and Rachel A. Cannon, Jacob L. and Natalie E. Taylor.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Open Door Community Church.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackstone Funeral Home and also from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family requests any material contributions be made to the church memorial fund or the Alzheimer's Association.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the Cannon family.