Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Patricia Sue Gannon, 66, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Patricia was born December 12, 1944, in Springfield, Missouri, to Richard and Mildred Crinklaw, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her faithful, loving husband of 25 years, Ronald Gannon; her son, Jeffrey Gammill and wife, Vickie, of Bolivar, MO; daughters, Jennifer Robb and husband, Eric, of Shell Knob, MO, Julie McDonough and husband, Wade, of McKinney, TX, Tresa Clarkson and husband, Terry, of Rogersville, MO, Darla Gannon of Springfield, MO, Paula Snyder and husband, Tony, of Ozark, MO; brothers, Richard Crinklaw and wife, Betty, of Grand Junction, CO and Will Crinklaw and wife, Gloria, of Willard, MO; sisters, Joann Claxton, of Springfield, MO and Rose Marie Cutter and husband Ron, of Springfield, MO; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Pat was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated from Hillcrest in 1962. She earned her college degree and worked as an accountant for many years. Pat spent many hours serving for various organizations through the years such as Apple Butter Making Days Committee, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, Relay for Life and Noah's Ark Preschool.

Pat loved her church, her brothers and sisters in Christ and joyfully sang with the choir the praises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at every opportunity.

Patricia and Ron have spent their retirement years in Shell Knob enjoying many hours on their boat fishing and entertaining their grandchildren. Pat was a master gardener, she spent many days in the garden and loved to teach her kids and grandkids all the pleasures of gardening.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. and funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, in Central Community United Methodist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Interment will immediately follow at Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.

The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to Noah's Ark Preschool in Shell Knob or Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

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