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Linn County News

Published Sept. 13, 2023


Delbert Alan Cannon, age 65, Prescott, Kan., passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. He was born on Jan. 28, 1958, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Norman and Karan Brown Cannon. 

He graduated from Jayhawk Linn High School in the Class of 1976. Delbert was united in marriage to Susan Deer on March 20, 1982. He worked in the construction industry most of his life, mainly as a carpenter. He enjoyed part time farming and ranching. Family was the most important part of his life. He liked to hunt, fish, and did a bit of cowboying as well. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Heath Cannon, on Aug. 16, 1998; his father, Norman; two brothers, Terry and Jeff Cannon; and a father in law, Dale Deer. Delbert is survived by his wife Susan; his mother, Karan Cannon; two sons, Chase Cannon and wife Alison, and Jacob Summers and wife Tonya; a brother, Perry Cannon and wife Pam; two sisters, Debbie Cougill and Gail Crooks; and eight grandchildren, Colben, Harley, Lexi, Abigail, Aubreigh, Ryland, Brendan, and Sawyer.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at the Hume Christian Church. Burial will be in the Prescott Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heath Cannon Memorial Hunt. Online condolences can be left at


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