Savannah Cannon, 28, of Atlantic and formerly of Afton, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Atlantic on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
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The daughter of Marlene Kay Cannon, she was born Sept. 7, 1985, in Creston. She attended East Union Community Schools and graduated from Nevada High School. Savannah went on to become a team leader for Resource Industries, a division of Cass Incorporated in Atlantic. Being so capable and well liked, along with being very particular, her co-workers respected and looked up to her in her leadership role. Her friends have joined her family, being shocked and saddened by her sudden passing. Her friends have expressed that they were impressed and touched by Savannah's early handing out of thoughtfully written Christmas cards that were delivered to them promptly after Thanksgiving.
She enjoyed being active with the Special Olympics, participating in Bowling, Track & Field, Bocceball, Volleyball and Basketball and went to State. She was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Green Bay Packers. She loved to play soccer, basketball, bocceball and cards. Another great joy in her life was helping with the elderly. Other hobbies were crafts, scrap booking and making bracelets. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was kind hearted and loved her family and friends. A great memory was going on a class trip to Washington DC and she loved to travel to Adventureland and the Iowa State Fair.
She is survived by her son, Joel; her mother, Marlene Cannon of Afton; a sister, Tina Hoff of Afton; her brother, Joe (Lindsay) Cox of Waukee; grandparents, Dwayne and Jackie Cannon of Afton, her niece, Navada Hoff; aunts, Anita Gilmore of Osceola, Teresa (Tad) Werneburg of Creston, Tami (Vince) Goodliffe of Lamoni, Christie Cannon of Creston, Georgetta Thompson, Kim, Donna & Becky Jolly of Kansas City; uncles, John (Rhonda) Cannon of Osceola, Adam (Karen) Cannon of Des Moines, Duffy (Diana) Cannon of GrandRiver; a great aunt, Jeannie (Rod) Claybaker of Thayer; many cousins, including those closest to her, Danee Gilmore, Amyee and Traycee Cannon, Alyssa and Tyler Love, Bailey, Kaylyn & Morgan Werneburg, Andi and Ali Goodliffe, Brian, Jared and Destiny Cannon, Cora McNeill, Zachary and Vanessa Jackson, Harley Sales, Becky Sales, Crystal Deal and Richie Sales; and close friends Kari and Ashley.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna Lucas; her great-grandparents, Brian and Daisy Broughton; Harold and Opal Cannon; her step-father, Mel Ploessel; and cousins, Tommy Sales, "Tadder" Werneburg, Ciara Werneburg and Andy Jackson.
A service will be held, Friday evening, Jan. 3 at 6 o'clock p.m. for Savannah at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Her family will greet friends at a visitation planned for Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be open visitation, also at Rolands, for those who would like to view and/or leave condolences from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2 and 3. Condolences and Lighting of Candles may be left in her guest book at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic is caring for Savannah's family and the arrangements.
Roland Funeral Services
204 E 5th St Atlantic, IA 50022
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Jan. 1, 2014