Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 23, 1999
OBITUARY - MARIE "MICK" (ZIMMERMAN) CANNON GARNER
Marie (ZIMMERMAN) CANNON GARNER was born May 24, 1916 in Anthon, Iowa to Jess and Eva ZIMMERMAN and departed this life
December 17, 1999 at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Marie was best known as "Mick" to most of her relatives and friends. Mick attended school in Anthon and Correctionville,
Iowa before moving to Wiota, Iowa. There she met Wilbur CANNON and they were married September, 18, 1935 and moved to
Taylor county, Iowa. In 1945 they moved to Ringgold county, Iowa. They had five children, Leroy, Mary Evelyn, Lois, Clair
and Marvin. Wilbur passed away April 17, 1971.
On June 13, 1974 Mick married Marion GARNER in Jerseyville, Illinois. She and Marion lived in Kampsville, Illinois for six
years, then returned to Nevinville, Iowa for two years before moving to Polk Villa Apartments in Mount Ayr where she lived
at the time of her death. Marion passed away September 10, 1986.
Mick enjoyed collecting dolls and pigs, sewing, shopping, making cookies and noodles for her grandchildren, and homemade
bread for her sons-in-law. She also liked going fishing and camping. In the last few years her favorite pastime was
putting puzzles together with her Polk Villa friends.
She was preceded in death by both husbands; a son Clair CANNON; a daughter Mary Evelyn GARNER, a grandson Ronny Wayne
GARNER; and a step-grandson Tony GARNER.
She will be sadly missed by a daughter Lois and husband Rod CLOUD of Mount Ayr; two sons, Leroy CANNON of Foss, Oklahoma
and Marvin CANNON of Des Moines, Iowa; a son-in-law Ryland GARNER of Eldred, Illinois; and six step-children whom she loved
as her own children.
She was a very special grandma to Dean and Chris GARNER, Barbara and Steve BAILEY, Amy and John JILG, Marcia and Tony
ZERKELBACH, Jesse and Julie CANNON, Shonna and Jason MILLER, Brandy and Stacy CANNON, Rhonda and Khaled ABDALLA, Kenny
and Ryan CLOUD.
She was a loving great-grandma to Jacque ARMSTRONG, David OYLER, Kathryn BLAGG, Allissa and Jordan BAILEY, Ronnie and
Richie GARNER, Mary Beth GARNER and Stephen HAYN, Haley and Levi GARNER, Rayna ZIRKELBACH, Ibrahim and Moustafa ABDALLA,
Timothy and Brooklyn CANNON and Dallas and Daniel MILLER.
She will be greatly missed by three sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews and her friends at Polk Villa.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 20, 1999 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with
Reverend Michael DRUHL officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT, Margaret BICKERS and Mary WEBB. Casketbearers were
Dean GARNER, Kenny CLOUD, Ryan CLOUD, Jesse CANNON, David OYLER and Dean ZIMMERMAN.
Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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