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216 3rd Ave. SE.
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Betty Lou
Cannon (Johnston)

November 9, 1939 – January 12, 2019

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Obituary for Betty Lou Cannon (Johnston)

Betty Lou Cannon, 79, of Independence, IA died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at her home in Independence, IA.

Betty was born on November 9, 1939 in Troy Mills, IA the daughter of Andrew P. and Ruth I. (Peyton) Johnston. She grew up on the family farm and attended Elementary School in Troy Mills. She was a 1958 graduate of the Quasqueton High School, Quasqueton, IA. She married the love of her life John F. Cannon on February 15, 1959 and made their home in Quasqueton. She spent several years working as a Teller at Security State Bank in Independence. Betty and John purchased the John Deere Dealership near Rowley, IA; from Kaesser Implement in 1973. She worked as the Bookkeeper there; until their retirement in 1997.

Betty enjoyed spending time in her yard gardening, crocheting and also loved preserving her memories in scrapbooks.

She is survived by her two sons; Jeff (Jenny) Cannon, Marion, IA, and Craig (Fayla) Cannon, Rowley, IA, five grandchildren; Jason Cannon, Katie (Bryan) Ihle, Brittany (Shawn) Miller, Max Miller, and Scott, Miller, two sisters; Yvonna Gericke, Quasqueton, IA, and Janet Franck, Quasqueton, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Cannon in 2015, and a brother, George Johnston.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday January 17, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center - Funeral Home in Independence, IA, with Rev. Kevin Jennings Officiating. A Private Burial Service will be held at Quasqueton Cemetery. A Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center - Funeral Home in Independence, IA

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When Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Reiff Family Center - Independence
216 3rd Ave SE
Independence, IA 50644

Service Information

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 11:00am
Rev. Kevin Jennings
Reiff Family Center - Independence
216 3rd Ave SE
Independence, IA 50644

Interment Information

Quasqueton Cemetery
Quasqueton, IA

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Reiff Family Center Community Room
216 3rd Ave SE
Independence, IA 50644