Betty Lou Cannon, 79, of Independence, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at her home in Independence.
Betty was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Troy Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew P. and Ruth I. (Peyton) Johnston. She grew up on the family farm and attended elementary school in Troy Mills. She was a 1958 graduate of Quasqueton High School. She married the love of her life, John F. Cannon, on Feb. 15, 1959. They made their home in Quasqueton. She spent several years working as a teller at Security State Bank in Independence. Betty and John purchased the John Deere dealership near Rowley from Kaesser Implement in 1973. She worked as the bookkeeper there until their retirement in 1997.
Betty enjoyed spending time in her yard gardening, crocheting, and also loved preserving her memories in scrapbooks.
She is survived by her two sons, Jeff (Jenny) Cannon, Marion, and Craig (Fayla) Cannon, Rowley; five grandchildren, Jason Cannon, Katie (Bryan) Ihle, Brittany (Shawn) Miller, Max Miller and Scott Miller; and two sisters, Yvonna Gericke, Quasqueton, and Janet Franck, Quasqueton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Cannon, in 2015; and a brother, George Johnston.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Reiff Family Center Funeral Home in Independence with the Rev. Kevin Jennings officiating. A private burial service will be held at Quasqueton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the family center.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.