Mary J. “Gram” Cagnon

May 23, 1922 ‒ November 14, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary J. “Gram” Cagnon age 87, of Mount Vernon died on Saturday afternoon, November 14, 2009 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. She was born on May 23, 1922 in Mount Vernon, a daughter of the late John J. and Helen G. (Grennell) Shannon.

Mary was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church and was past president of Willing Workers Circle at Friendship Church. She enjoyed the downtown events in Mount Vernon, family gatherings, sightseeing, and driving.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Robert T. Cagnon; daughters Helen J. (John) Sherrill of Fredericktown and JoAnn M. (Gary) Hinkle of Mount Vernon; sisters Eva Smith, Elizabeth Conn and Ruth Sanor all of Mount Vernon; 6 grandchildren Sherry (Tom) Smith, Cindy (Dave) Waite, Dottie (Tom) VanWinkle, Mistie (Mark) Hill, Max Bricker Jr., Kellie (Jay) Ketter, and Bob (Tammy) Sherrill; 17 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Charles L. Dotson, a son Charles L. Dotson Jr., sisters Lela Llewellyn and Viola Warner, and brothers Charles, John Jr., Robert and James Shannon.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Thursday at 11am with Pastor Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

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