VERNA M. CANNELL
Mrs. Verna M. Cannell, 86 , formerly of the Liberty and Payson area, died at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday (December 5, 2012) in Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri.
Born September 10, 1926 in Perry, Illinois, Verna was the daughter of Homer and Bertie Bradbury. She married Matthew N. Cannell on March 21, 1948 in Perry, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 11, 2005.
Verna enjoyed reading and traveling. She was devoted to her family and cherished the time she spent with them.
A graduate of Perry High School and The Blessing Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed as a Registered Nurse at Blessing Hospital for 38 years, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Richard Cannell (Jean); a daughter, Teresa Short (Michael) both of Kansas City, MO; a daughter in law, Carol Cannell of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Matthew Cannell of Quincy, Angela Hopkins (Ryan), Amanda Cunninham (Jeff), Arin Cannell, Lauren Myers (Luke), MichaelDavidd Short and J.D. Short all of Kansas City, MO; nine great great grandchildren; a brother Elmer Bradbury of Perry, IL and several loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cannell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Matthew; a son, Rodney Cannell and a sister, Ethel Cooley.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Morwell officiating. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 and Sunday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church or Blessing Hospital Foundation.