Edith Cannon died at Touchmark at All Saints at 7:30 AM, November 2, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held at the Miller Funeral from 4:30 to 7:30PM. The family will greet friends beginning at 4:30 until 6:30 when a Christian Wake Service will be held.
Edith was born on February 9, 1920 on a farm near Dell Rapids, S.D. She graduated from Chester High School and attended the Eastern State Normal School, Madison, SD. She later attended and received a degree from Sioux Falls College.
In 1941, she taught at Franklin Consolidated School near Madison, and later became an instructor at the Army Air Forces Technical School in Sioux Falls, where she taught Morse Code and its procedure and met her husband, Chuck Cannon.
She married Charles Cannon of Cleveland, Ohio on June 3, 1944 at Huntimer, SD. They made their home in Sioux Falls, and she was a teacher in the Women’s Physical Education Dept., at Sioux Falls College and in later years became a teacher at All Saints School. In 1972 she became a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Sioux Falls, a position she held until 1991, when she retired.
She attended St. Mary’s Church and was a member and past president of the St. Mary’s Altar Society. She is survived by 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 9 great grand children.
Edith is survived by a daughter, Anne Hajek and husband Douglas, Sioux Falls; four sons, Michael and wife Sandy of Kansas City, KS; Pat and wife Joan , Sioux Falls; Ed and wife Judy, Plymouth, MN; Joel and wife Alex, Minneapolis, MN. Fourteen grandchildren, Nancy Davidson and husband Tim, and three children, Laura Radke, and husband Tom, and three children, Cassie Blosl and husband Matt, Ellie Smith, husband Jesse, and one child, Sara Gregor, husband Emiel, and two children, Mary Hajek, Patrick Cannon, Christine Cannon, Matt Cannon, Elizabeth Cannon, Meredith Cannon, Charles Cannon, Henry Cannon and John Cannon.
She is survived by a sister Cecelia Mergen, Dell Rapids. Memorials may be directed to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.