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Alma Lucille Eggert Gannon
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Birth: May 21, 1921
Sanborn County
South Dakota, USA
Death: May 6, 2011
Davison County
South Dakota, USA

Alma L Gannon was born on May 21, 1921 at Artesian, SD to Chris and Edna (Bluhm) Eggert. She grew up on a farm and attended rural schools. For her freshman year of high school, she attended Plano High School and then transferred and graduated from the Artesian High School, Artesian, SD in 1939.

Following high school, the direction of Alma's life was significantly influenced by a suggestion of her best friend, Natalie Fridley, that the two of them enroll at Dakota Wesleyan University. Alma attended Dakota Wesleyan University for two years, graduating with a two-year state teaching certificate. She then taught in rural schools. Alma attended night classes and summer school until she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. On June 19, 1949, Alma married William "Bill" Gannon at the First United Methodist Church at Mitchell. She continued teaching in rural schools for six years. After moving to Mitchell, she taught third grade at Eugene Field School in Mitchell for twenty-eight years until her retirement in 1984. Her teaching career spanned forty-three years.

She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Mary's Circle, Mitchell Area Retired Teachers Assoc., South Dakota Education Association, National Education Association, James Valley Senior Citizens and the YWCA. Alma enjoyed going on tours, sewing and reading.

She is survived by one sister, Lois (Melvin) Wolfe, Rapid City, SD and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Alma was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 1982; her parents; two sisters, Clara Brakke and Ida Thompson; a brother, Leonard Eggert; and her stepfather, Ralph Hendrix.

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  William Robert Gannon (1907 - 1982)
Graceland Cemetery
Davison County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Grace-2, Block 4, Lot 142, Grave 3
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Record added: Jun 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91966014
Alma Lucille <i>Eggert</i> Gannon
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Alma Lucille <i>Eggert</i> Gannon
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