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Ethel Joan Canady
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Obituary for Ethel Joan Canady

Ethel J. (Joan) Canady of Solon died peacefully surrounded by family Sunday July 23, 2017 at Briarwood Care Facility in Iowa City. She was 86.

Joan was born July 25, 1930 in Red Oak, Iowa the seventh child of Edward Grant and Ethel Ann Boan.

After high school Joan graduated Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha as a Registered Nurse. During her training she secretly married Dr. George Canady July 1, 1949 in Hiawatha, Kansas before his deployment in the Navy to Korea. During that time nurses in training were not allowed to be married.

After George's military service ended, she helped him set up his medical practice in Jefferson Iowa where she worked with him for many years and together they raised their son, John.

Joan was involved in the Campfire Girls and Boy Scouts as a leader, and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Joan was also a 50 plus year member of the Chapter CZ PEO of Jefferson Iowa. An avid golfer, she once carded a hole in one.

After the death of her husband of 59 years she moved to Solon to be closer to family.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George and her six siblings, Percy Boan, Juanita Stewart, Viola Turner, Pauline DePauw, Burnett Boan and Douglas Boan.

She is survived by her son, Dr. John ( Laurie) Canady of Iowa City, her grandsons Frank Canady of Iowa City and Adam Canady of Mountain View California, sister-in-law Maxine Boan and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank Dr. Margo Schilling and the staff at UIHC as well as the staff at Briarwood in Iowa City.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church
in Jefferson, Iowa. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. The family will greet friends
at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Webb House in Jefferson Iowa or the Jefferson Community Foundation in Jefferson, Iowa.

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