Ruth Imogene Wheeler Cannoy, 84, of Flatwoods, formerly of Westwood, devoted Christian and loving mother, died peacefully surrounded by family, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at her home.
Ruth was born May 7, 1933, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Sam and Stella Layne Wheeler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Cannoy; a daughter, Lila Adkins; three brothers, Bill, Curt and Charles "Buck" Wheeler; and a granddaughter, Gina Cannoy.
She was a member of Westwood Christian Church, where she taught children's Sunday School for many years. She served on the church's bereavement and hospitality committees and enjoyed trips with the church Joy Group. Ruth was well known for her delicious potato salad and was always ready to make it when called on.
She is survived by three sons, William Cannoy and wife Deborah of Westwood, Richard Cannoy of Flatwoods and Michael Cannoy and wife Holly of Westwood; a sister, Dora Stevens of Marion, Ohio; two brothers, Larry "Duke" Wheeler and Sam "Peanut" Wheeler of Ashland; eight grandchildren, Kelly Cannoy Queen, Grant Cannoy, Tamara Cannoy, Andra Cannoy, Austin Cannoy, Tracy Mauk, Alan Grubb and Chris Cannoy; fourteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Westwood Christian Church with her grandson, Grant Cannoy officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church.
Preston Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 7, 2017