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Mary E. (Adkins) Cannon

May 16, 1931 — September 11, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Cannon, 89, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, May 16, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of John D. and Kathryn R. (Calvert) Adkins. She departed this life, Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Center Point Hospital, Independence, Missouri.

Mary was a 1949 Central High School graduate.

In 1950 she was united in marriage to Edward H. “Ed” Cannon in Kansas City. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Early in her career Mary had been employed as a Candy Striper for Research hospital. She later was a Bindery Worker for the Rigby Bindery Co., Lenexa. Following retirement she and Ed managed several camp grounds for the Army Corps of Engineers. While living in Mission, Texas, she was involved with many ministries and volunteered at a local clothing ministry. She enjoyed rock collecting and camping. She also loved traveling even traveling to Europe in 1999.

Mary was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dean Adkins and Norman Lee Adkins.

She is survived three daughters, Donna M. (and Terry) Cade of Mission, Texas, Janene (and Craig) Scarlett of Raytown, Missouri, and Rhonda Albertin of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Per Mary’s wishes cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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