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Janice JoAnn Cannon, age 76, of rural Lakeview, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2011 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Michigan.

The daughter of Frank & Ellen L. (Peterman) Weber, she was born on June 18, 1934 in Greenville and was a graduate of Greenville High School. On Dec. 10, 1960, at the First Congregational Church in Greenville, she married Lynwood C. Cannon and together they raised three daughters and enjoyed 50 years of marriage.

A devoted wife and mother, Janice volunteered with her daughters school activities and with 4-H, and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lester J. Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065 in Sheridan. Her greatest joy was attending all of her grandchildrens activities and she loved fishing with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Gilbert Weber and Melvan Weber.

Surviving are her husband, Lynwood Cannon of Lakeview; their daughters, Jenny & Russ Bennett of Belding, JoAnn & Dan Lay of Anna, Ohio, and Beth & Jeff Burnett of Portage; eight grandchildren, Michael & Joanna Kelly, Kristina Kelly, Zachary Lay, Alissa Kelly, Jessica Atteberry, Melynie Bennett, Brandon Bennett, and Joshua Kelly; and two great grandchildren, William Kelly and Julienne Kelly. Also surviving are a maternal aunt, Rena Edwards; three sisters-in-law, Verna Weber, Phyllis Weber, and Velma & Bob Witzel; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Rev. Dr. Paul Naumann, pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church of Portage, will officiate and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Langston. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous on March 26, 2011 at 12:00 am


    03/29/2011 –

    Kathy & David Lobert

    Mr. Cannon, JoAnn, Jenny, and Beth,
    I am sorrowed by the loss of your wife/mother. She was a special person in my life. I will never forget her. She coached our softball team, attended band events and made being at your house just like home. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
    Take care!!
    Kathy Petersen-Lobert

    03/29/2011 –

    Patty Leary hawley

    JoAnn and Beth, You are both in my prayers and sending you each hugs. I have been in Ohio as Rons sisters brother passed away and came home to read your mom has also entered the kingdom of heaven. Know I am thinking of both of you and if I can do anything to help your dad just call me. Love you both. Patty Leary hawley

    03/28/2011 –

    Richard Ostrander

    So sorry to hear about Janice. Am thinking of you and sending my sympathy’s.

    03/27/2011 –

    Don and Glotia Lay

    You have our sympathy and support.
    God bless Don & Gloria

    03/27/2011 –

    Camie Jo Decker-Laske

    There are not enough words to express the sympathies I feel for your family right now. You all lost a beautiful woman in your life, and I hope time heals your pain. May you all find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and that you will be with her again someday! Take care, stay safe, and Blessings on all your heads! Love & Friendship, Camie Jo

    03/27/2011 –

    Scott & Sue Smith

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Scott and Sue Smith & kids

    Leslie Anne Wood

    Lynwood, I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I remember her from years of 4-H. She was a remarkable woman, always so full of energy. I know that you will miss her very much after such a long, beautiful marriage. As the days go by, just remember all of the good memories you made together. Praying for you. Leslie

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