Peaceful 06

Janice "Jan" Cannon

March 15, 1945 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 76)



Janice K (Foley) Cannon was born March 15, 1945, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa. She was the 8th child of Michael James and Mary Alice (Ford) Foley.

Jan was raised in Story County, Iowa. She attended Nevada School until 5th grade and the transferred to Colo, Iowa school where she graduated in 1963.

In 1964 she moved to Des Moines where she started working at American Republic Insurance Company until 1970.

In 1965 she met her husband Rodger Cannon on her one and only blind date. This really wasn’t her idea, and she was ready to not go if she didn’t like what she saw. She was upstairs and was going to peak out the window as he got out of the car but somehow missed seeing him and had to bravely go down that staircase and “face the music”. It turned out that they got married January 21, 1967.  To this union two children were born, Monica Lyn on October 9, 1969, and Kevin Dale on March 25, 1971. Through the years she worked many part time jobs always putting family first.

In 1983 the family moved to Ringgold County and eventually, at age 40, she started as an agent with Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance. She retired from this at age 65 after building a very nice business and making many friends.

Jan passed away September 8, 2021. Passing before her were her parents Mike and Alice Foley; husband Rodger Cannon; in-laws Benny and Elowene Cannon; brother-in-law Rollie Cannon; brothers Chuck Foley, Ed Foley and John Foley; brothers-in-law LeRoy Bigelow, Argyll Amenson and Stan Olsson; nephews Tim Foley and Jim Olsson; nieces Kelly Foley and Anna Olson; and great-nephew Traven Keigley.

Survivors include sisters Mary Anne Bigelow, Louise Amenson, Pat Olsson, Margaret (Steve) Westvold, Barbara (Bradley) Fregger, and Teresa (Lauren) Olson; brothers Leonard (Patty) Foley and Tommy Joe (Ginger) Foley; sister-in-law Rita Foley; daughter Monica Lyn (Eric) Clymer of Mount Ayr; 2 grandsons Cade Cannon Clymer and Cole Cannon Clymer; son Kevin Dale Cannon of Wood River, IL; step grandkids Chelsey Clymer, Alicia (Nick) Tussey, Ashley Clymer, Leah Clymer, Jordan Clymer and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided.

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Funeral Service


Memorial Service
September 12, 2021

2:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

September 12, 2021

Rose Hill Cemetery
Hwy 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

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