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Friday, January 7, 2011

Mynettia Lucille "Ann" Gannon, age 94, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Whitewater, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Wheat State Manor in Whitewater.

She was born Feb. 13, 1916, at Oklahoma City, Okla., the daughter of Walter G. "Lefty" Davis and Birdie Estelle Gruver Davis.

She first married Gerald F. Jones on Jan. 18, 1935. They were later divorced.

She then married Aubra Lewis Gannon on April 16, 1943, at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1991.

During World War II, Mr. and Mrs. Gannon had worked in the shipyards in California.

They returned to Fort Scott and bought a farm west of Fort Scott.

Ann remained on her farm until the mid 1990's when she moved to Potwin, Kan., to be near her daughter.

While living in Fort Scott, Ann had worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Atkins Insurance Agency for 19 years.

She later served as secretary to the County Engineer.

In earlier years, she was active with the Business and Professional Women's Association and had been selected Business Woman of the Week Nov. 30, 1968, and Business Woman of the Year in 1977.

She had been an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Fort Scott where she served as Sunday School Secretary and had taught an adult Sunday School class. She was currently a member of the First Christian Church of Potwin. Ann enjoyed oil painting and gardening.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Anne Hill and husband, Charlie, Springfield, Mo.; Peggy Anne Gannon, Denver, Colo.; and Susan Hanzlicek, and husband, Lynn, Potwin, Kan.; a son, Gerald Lee Jones and wife, Elizabeth, of California; a step-daughter, Betty Mae Welborn, Franktown, Colo.; and a step-son, Edgar Lewis Gannon, Wheatridge, Colo.

Also surviving are a brother, Paul Davis, Uniontown, Kan.; and a sister, Wanda Embry, Fort Scott; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Gannon; two brothers, Walter and Floyd Davis and a sister, Violet Burdette.

Rev. Steve Bowman will conduct graveside services at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 1:15 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Wheat State Manor and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.