Mary Elizabeth Canon was born January 3, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Wesley and Hazel (Ogden) McClure. Mary wanted to make it to her 100th birthday for a celebration and did just that. She passed away February 13, 2024.

Mary graduated from Morgantown High School in 1942.  She worked at a dime store for a short time after graduation. She met her husband when he was stationed near Morgantown in the Coast Guard and fell in love with him within 6 months. She traveled across the country all by herself to San Diego, California to be where Lloyd was. While there she worked in an aircraft factory.  She was united in marriage to Lloyd Canon on May 7, 1944. They stayed in San Diego until Lloyd got out of the service. In 1946 they moved to St. Joseph, Missouri and later settled on farm near Parnell, Missouri where Mary was a housewife and raised their family.

Mary and Lloyd welcomed three children to the family, Russell, Virginia and Wayne.  Lloyd preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; 1 granddaughter and 6 siblings.

Surviving are children Russell (Sharon) Canon, Virginia (Mike) Mitchell and Wayne (Margie ) Canon, 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and  1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February  17, 2024 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri with visitation from   11:00 a.m. to service time. Burial will be in Grant City Cemetery.