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Savannah Cannon

September 7, 1985 — December 27, 2013

Savannah Cannon

Obituary for Savannah Cannon


Savannah Cannon, 28, of Atlantic and formerly of Afton, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Atlantic on Friday, December 27, 2013.
The daughter of Marlene Kay Cannon, she was born September 7, 1985, in Creston, Iowa. 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 & making bracelets. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was kind hearted and loved her family & friends. A great memory was going on a class trip to Washington DC and she loved to travel to Adventureland & the Iowa State Fair.
She is survived by her son, Joel; her mother, Marlene Cannon of Afton, Iowa; a sister, Tina Hoff of Afton, Iowa; her brother, Joe (Lindsay) Cox of Waukee, Iowa; grandparents, Dwayne & 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 & Traycee Cannon, Alyssa & Tyler Love, Bailey, Kaylyn & Morgan Werneburg, Andi & Ali Goodliffe, Brian, Jared & Destiny Cannon, Cora McNeill, Zachary & Vanessa Jackson, Harley Sales, Becky Sales, Crystal Deal & Richie Sales; and close friends Kari & Ashley.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna Lucas; her great grandparents, Brian & Daisy Broughton; Harold & 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, January 3 at 6 o'clock PM. for Savannah at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Her family will greet friends at a visitation planned for Thursday evening from 6-7:30 PM 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 AM to 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3. Condolences and Lighting of Candles may be left in her guest book at
Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Savannah’s family and the arrangements.


September 7, 1985
In Creston, Iowa

December 27, 2013
In Atlantic, Iowa
at the age of
28 years, 3 months and 20 days

Thursday, January 2 and 3, 2014
8:00am to 6:00pm

Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30pm
January 2, 2014
at Roland Funeral Home
Atlantic, Iowa

Friday, January 3, 2014
6:00pm in the evening
Roland Funeral Home ~ Atlantic, Iowa

B. J. Roland
of Atlantic, Iowa

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