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Obituary: Lessie Mae Cannell Edwards

Obituary: Lessie Mae Cannell Edwards

October 28th, 2018 in Obituaries

Lessie Mae Cannell Edwards, 96, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on October 27, 2018 at Fulton Manor. Lessie Mae was born March 12, 1922 in New Franklin, Missouri to the late Clarence and Ruth Huffman Scott. She was married to Charles Cannell on September 16, 1940 in Mexico, Missouri and he preceded her in death. She was a long time member of Southside Baptist Church in Fulton where she had been a teacher in the Girls Auxiliary. Lessie Mae had worked for many years at the Fulton State Hospital until her retirement. After retiring she served in the Foster Grandparent program at the hospital. She enjoyed traveling and dancing but she especially loved to visit with her family and friends and everyone will always remember that she gave them hugs and kisses. Lessie Mae is survived by one son, William (Wanda) Cannell of Fulton; two daughters, Barbara (Cecil) Christopher of Louisiana, Missouri and Dolores Caldwell Rogers of Rayne, Louisiana; one sister, Marie McGinnis of Illinois; ten grandchildren; one step-grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Scottie, Roy, Johnny and Clarence Scott, Jr. and two sisters, Peggy Oberkrom and Shirley Reigel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. Guy Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery in Kingdom City, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251. Online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com