Marietta McCannon

  • Born: May 1, 1927
  • Died: February 1, 2016
  • Location: Moravia, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marietta McCannon, age 88 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Monday, February 01, 2016 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

Marietta was born May 1, 1927 to D.D. (Dot) and Mary (Matthews) Longley in Centerville, Iowa. She first attended school in Udell, Iowa, and later graduated from Centerville High School. Marietta was united in marriage to George McCannon on May 25, 1947. In 1951 they purchased a farm 2 miles west of Moravia, and made that their home. They enjoyed the farm life with great neighbors, friends and family.

Marietta was known for her laugh and her love to visit. She was a wonderful cook and made the best fried chicken, mashed potatoes and egg noodles around. In her day, she enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, Bingo, the Iowa State Fair, and Rathbun Country Music Theater. She also loved to play pool and shuffle board. She won many trophies for both throughout the years. She also enjoyed the Moravia Saddle Club and was a 4-H leader. Marietta was also a member of the Mt. Ararat Church and attended the Main Station Church for years.

She is survived by her children, her son, Dale McCannon of Moravia, and her daughter, Sherry (John) Johnson of Moravia; three grandsons, John McCannon of Urbandale, Mark (Heather) McCannon of Mystic, and Jeff Johnson of Moravia; three great-grandchildren, Lucas McCannon, Rylie McCannon, and Camden George McCannon; her sister, Juanita (Longley) Coulson of Lancaster, PA.

Marietta was preceded in death by her parents, Dot and Mary Longley; her husband, George McCannon; an infant sister, Ruby Flodene; an infant grandson, Dale Johnson; and an infant great grandson, Nicholas McCannon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa with Pastor Steve Houser officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery east of Centerville. A visitation will take place on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. Memorials have been established to the Mt. Ararat Cemetery Fund and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family of Marietta:

All the staff at Golden Age Care Center wants to thank you for allowing us to share a short time of her life with us. There is always a void when one of our residents leave us and we will not forget them. May she rest in peace!!

Staff and residents of Golden Age

Posted by Dalene Hamilton - Centerville, IA - Acquaintance   February 03, 2016

What a gal! Had great conversations with her on the phone and e-mail. I was glad another classmate hooked me up with her. We could talk about everything. Will miss her. May the good Lord take care of you.

Posted by Lloyd Jerome - Council Bluffs, IA - Classmate   February 02, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Mark McCannon's. I will always remember how I could make Marietta laugh and she always thought I was a special person. She said she would never tell me in what way! I pray for the family through this hard time and hope for the lord to ease your pain.

Posted by Justin Doll - Centerville, IA - Friend   February 01, 2016