|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1914|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2006|
Evelyn Elizabeth McCann, longtime Guthrie resident, died peacefully on November 3, 2006 near Freedom, California, after a long illness. Mrs. McCann was born in Drumright, Oklahoma, July 27, 1914, the daughter of Elsie Luvina Miller (nee Kemp) and Everett Loren Miller, and sister of Buford, life-long Oklahoma resident, and Blanche. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 1932, attended Hill's Business College in Oklahoma City, and was employed in Guthrie by the Cooperative Publishing Company (1933-35) and then by the Masonic Children's Home, as Secretary to the Superintendent (1935-38). She married George L. McCann of Wellington, Kansas on the last day of 1938 and lived in Tulsa, Kansas City (Mo.), Des Moines, Baltimore, and Rockford, Illinois before returning to Guthrie in 1975, where Mr. McCann died in 1990. Throughout her life, Mrs. McCann gave selflessly to her family and community. While in Guthrie, Mrs. McCann was very active in the First United Methodist Church. She served on the Red Cross Board, the Guthrie Job Corps Board, the Logan County Youth and Shelter Board, and the Logan County Election Board, and was a docent at the Logan County Hospital. She also headed the local chapter of P.E.O. International, was a docent at the Territorial Museum, and was the Welcome Wagon Hostess for several years. She is survived by four loving and devoted children, Karen Sue Neilson Weber (and husband Joseph Weber) of The Villages, Florida, Carol Lynn Baker of The Villages, Clifton E. McCann (and wife Marcia McCann) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Scott W. McCann of Freedom, California, and she was predeceased in 1976 by her first son, Brent L. McCann. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren, J. Christopher Neilson (and wife Tracy) of Baltimore, Timothy C. Neilson of Burlington, Vermont, and Gregory L. McCann and Jeanna L. McCann of Chevy Chase, and three great-grandchildren, Kelly, Ashley, and Brandon Neilson of Baltimore. Services will be held at the First Methodist Church in Guthrie on Friday, November 10, at 11:00 a.m. and friends are invited to visit the family at Smith-Gallo Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 9, 2006. Interment at Parkland Cemetery in Agra. Friends are invited to make contributions to the Church in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Oklahoman on 11/8/2006.
Everett L. Miller (1882 - 1961)
Elsie Luvina Kemp Miller (1889 - 1932)
Blanche L. Miller (1906 - 1906)*
Buford L Miller (1910 - 1970)*
Evelyn Elizabeth Miller McCann (1914 - 2006)
Created by: Phil & Donna Whitaker
Record added: Nov 08, 2006
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