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Official Obituary of

Mary K Canan

November 6, 1923 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Mary Canan Obituary

Mary K. Canan, 100, of Elyria, died Friday, February 16, 2024 at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center.  She was born November 6, 1923 in Oxford, Ohio, a graduate of Brookville Indiana High School and also a business college graduate.  After moving to Elyria, she had been employed at Thew Shovel Company and Columbia Gas Company.  Mary was a 70 year member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was active in the Alter Guild, a choir member, directed the children’s choir and was a Sunday School Teacher.  She was also a member of Lutheran Children’s Aid Society, a volunteer at the hospital gift shop, delivered meals on wheels and was a Girl Scout Leader.  She enjoyed cruises with her husband and was a member of numerous bridge clubs. 

Mary is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Hatvany of Cary, NC; sons, Mark (Barbara) Canan and Eric Canan, both of Elyria; grandchildren, Melissa Canan, Matthew Hatvany, Andrew (Emily) Canan, Nikolaus Canan, Kathryn Canan and Laura Hatvany and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. in 2019. 

Mary was a wonderful wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Friends will be received Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria.  A service will be Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 9685 East River Street, Elyria, Ohio with Reverend Robert F. Weldon, Sr. officiating.  Burial will follow at 1:15 pm in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice.


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February 21, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service
323 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035

February 22, 2024

10:30 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
9685 East River
Elyria, OH 44035

February 22, 2024

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Ohio


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