MOUNT VERNON — Mary J. “Gram” Cagnon, 87, of Mount Vernon died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born 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; six 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; eight 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 Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mary J. Cagnon.