She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Parrish, the daughter of Mildred Crawford. She married Jack Canada on June 24, 1954, in Marion, and he survives.
Mrs. Canada was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She also was an excellent cook, and according to her son-in-law, Scott, she fixed the world’s greatest baked beans. She was “Mimi” to several children.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Canada of West City; four children, Debbie Canada, Keith Canada and David Canada, all of West City, and Sue McClearin and husband, Scott, of Benton; two grandchildren, Jamie Gray and husband, T.J., of West City and Russell Gulley of Benton; great-grandson, Chase, who was her pride and joy; and sister, Doris Stewart and husband, Arnold, of Beecher.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and granddaughter, Amanda Gulley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor John Neace officiating. Burial will be in Masonic-Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.
For those who wish, memorials may be made in Mrs. Canada’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice .