Jeannie Marie Kanable of New Haven, Indiana, passed away at her home on September 7 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Jeanne Marie Burton in Soldier, Kentucky to the late Clyde M. and Rosa M. (Jones) Burton. Jeannie was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 57 years, David P. Kanable, and her brother, Robert L. Burton. She and her husband lived and raised their family in Cardington, Ohio until 1978, then relocating to New Haven, Indiana.
She is survived by her six children, Michael Kanable of Riverside, CA, Don Kanable (Adri) of Antwerp, OH, Julie Stier of Northville, MI, Janet Baker (Allen) of Gulfport, MS, John Kanable (Valarie) of Indianapolis, IN, and Mary Bane (Brad) of New Albany, IN. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Joshua Shoemaker (Marie), Justin Shoemaker, Gennessa Wagner, Nicole Wagner, Ian Wagner, Lauren Kanable, Kaitlin Kanable, and Jacob Kanable, 3 great-grandchildren, Gabby Shoemaker, Brianna Ebersole, Terry Ebersole, sisters Jewell Edwards (Tom), and Arlene Comer, sister in law Marti DeBolt, brother in law Dick Kanable, eleven beloved nieces and nephews, and countless cousins and friends.
A devoted wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother, Jeannie was a caretaker by nature and was quick to drop everything to help anyone in need, whether family, friends, or complete strangers. Her home was always open for fun times or as a sanctuary against hard times, and she was equally willing to entertain or just sit back and listen to a loved one pour out their sorrows.
Jeannie was an avid gardener, an expert at all card games (especially deadly at euchre, at which she and her sisters were a terror to all who dared face them, or possibly cheats according to her late husband), and never saw a senior dog or cat she didn’t want to adopt.
Her children have been humbled by the outpouring of love and respect by her nieces, nephews and friends. We have loved hearing stories of how she touched lives along the way. She was a crowd favorite, the fun, quirky, and caring woman they all enjoyed so very much.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 11AM, Saturday September 15th at Gompf Funeral Service at 440 center Street, Cardington Ohio.
The family respectfully requests, that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to an animal welfare program of your choice.