Doris Muriel (Kelly) Cannon (1927 - 2017)

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Doris Muriel (Kelly) Cannon
1927 - 2017
November 12, 1927
Winfield, Missouri United States
November 30, 2017
Creve Coeur, Missouri United States
Doris Muriel (Kelly) Cannon was born on November 12, 1927 in Winfield, Missouri United States. Her maiden name is Kelly and she married into the Cannon family. She is the child of John Will Kelly and Ida Sophie (Woodson) Kelly, with siblings Cecil, Opal, Ima, Melba, Kenneth, Lois, and Ida. She was baptized at Highland Prairie Baptist Church, Ethlyn, Missouri United States. According to her family tree, Doris was mother to 1 child. She married Stewart Martin Cannon on December 30, 1945. They were married until Stewart's death in 2007. They had a child Deborah Jean (Cannon) Sherman. Doris died on November 30, 2017 in Creve Coeur, Missouri United States at 90 years old.
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Born: November 12, 1927 Place of Birth: Winfield, Missouri Death: November 30, 2017 Place of Death: Creve Coeur, Missouri Cannon, Doris Muriel (nee Kelly), passed peacefully from this earth and entered into eternal life with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 30, 2017. She asked Jesus into her heart when she was 13 years old, during a revival at Highland Prairie Baptist Church, where she was baptized in the river near Ethlyn, Missouri. Doris married Stewart Martin Cannon on December 30, 1945 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage with the love of her life until his passing on May 11, 2007. She was the 7th of 8 children born to John W. and Ida Kelly. Two brothers Cecil and Kenneth have preceded her in death, as well as 4 sisters: Opal, Ima Dean, Melba, and Lois. Doris is survived by her sister, Ida Mae Simpson of Kansas City, Missouri; her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Sherman; her 3 cherished grandchildren: Eric (Caroline), Adam (Tess), and Abby (Brian); and 4 precious great-grandchildren: Arabella Fair, Mia Sherman, Billie Sherman, and Judah Fair. Services: Funeral service at Meramec Bluffs Chapel, #1 Meramec Bluff Drive, Ballwin, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to A charity of your choice. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, Ballwin. Visitation at Meramec Bluffs Chapel, Wednesday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at

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In 1927, in the year that Doris Muriel (Kelly) Cannon was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1935, by the time she was merely 8 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1957, by the time she was 30 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1987, Doris was 60 years old when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1993, she was 66 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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