Marie ‘Ellen Marie’ Cannon 87, of Baxter Springs, Kans. passed from this life on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Medicalodge of Columbus.

Marie was born August 16, 1929 in Racine, Mo. to the union of Ernest and Ruth (Nelson) Tillerson. She was united in marriage to Dean Cannon on September 25, 1949 in Baxter Springs, Kans.

Marie was a homemaker, loving and caring for her family. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, where she was very involved until her health no longer allowed. Marie enjoyed cooking for family and friends, planting flowers, crocheting, sewing, and reading. She liked to watch the TBN Network and listen to the different sermons and gospel music. She loved her children, grandchildren and adored her great grandchildren. She was the epitome of the biblical hostess- always prepared to offer food and drink to any caller at any time.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; brother, Ernest Tillerson; and son-in-law, Rex Randall.

Marie is survived by two sons, Larry Cannon and wife Sharon of Baxter Springs, Kans., and Sam Cannon of rural Columbus, Kans.; two daughters, Marlene Randall of Baxter Springs, Kans., and Sharon Houser and husband Ed of rural Columbus, Kans.; one sister, Elaine Turner and husband Glynn of Manford, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Ryan Cannon, Grant Randall, Erin Ogle, Sally Davis, Sam Cannon, Sara Brown, and Kari Wade; along with 10 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Baxter Springs, Kans. Pastor Shane Dotson will officiate. Ellen has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at