MARY JANE CANAN
December 24, 1918 – July 31, 2019
Mary Jane Canan, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:18 PM Wednesday July 31, 2019 at the Brethren Community Center of Greenville. Jane was born December 24, 1918 in Greenville and the daughter of the late David and Dolly (Marker) Wion.
She was retired having been employed for 30 years with Fram Corporation of Greenville.
Mary Jane loved playing cards and fishing with her husband.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Orville E. Canan; son Tommy Canan; daughter Marilyn Lynn House; daughter-in-law Brenda K. Canan; brothers Otha Marker, David Wion and Isaac Wion; sisters Sylvia Armacost, Ruby Flaylor and June Coppock.
Jane is survived by her children: Paddy J. Canan of Greenville and Sylvia Bussear of Lynn, Indiana; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday August 5, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 AM until time of the services in the funeral home.
- Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
- Service Monday, August 5, 2019
MARY JANE CANAN
August 5, 2019
PADDY...SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS....I KNOW WE HAVE NOT SEEN EACH OTHER FOR YEARS BUT I KNOW YOUR MOM WILL BE MISSED BY YOU ALL........AGAIN SO SORRY.....I STILL REMEMBER MOM AND DAD GETTING MEAT THERE .....
YOUR COUSIN CONNIE
Jo Lutz - Burns
August 3, 2019
Mary Jane (Wion) Canan
December 24, 1918 - July 31, 2019
100 years young
Grandma Jane was the kind of Grandma that every kid should have growing up. She laughed with me, and cried with me. Thank goodness there were more laughs than tears because when she laughed, it was infectious. She supported me when I was right, and wrong. When I was wrong, she guided me gently and without judgement.
When I moved away from home (Greenville) she made sure I knew I always had a place to come back to. I can still hear her say, "Well, Hi honey! Come on in and sit down. I am so happy to see you", smiling all the way up to her eyes.
Tell what me what you've been doing. How is work going?" I wouldn't get a complete sentence out before she would say, "There are cookies in the cookie jar. (usually chocolate chip) Do you want a piece of candy? (orange slices) You must be hungry, let me make you something to eat." Although denying hunger, I always found a plate of food in front of me. We would catch up, we would gossip, not about anything important (lol). We talked about work, her latest read (until she couldn't read anymore), the latest fashion, and world affairs.
She was a spitfire (her brown eyes snapping) when she was passionate about something. Phrases I would hear are "Family first", "blood thicker than water", and "Orville, I'm gonna tie a knot in your tail if you don't stop picking at those kids!" Which always made me giggle.
She will always be loved and greatly missed. She was the matriarch, she was the glue, she was ... The Bee's Knees.
God's Speed Grandma, Grandpa is waiting for you. ❤️❤️❤️