Obituaries detail

Linda J. Cannon, Age: 72

Linda Jeanne (Coles) Cannon was born February 21, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to Marjorie Jeanne Johnson and John Kenneth "Tad" Coles, Jr. who predeceased her.  She grew up in Mission, KS on Clark Drive and Dearborn Drive.  She was surrounded by a loving family including her older brother Robbie and her baby brother Tad.  Linda graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1965.  She worked at Johnson County Community College as an administrative assistant for counseling and continuing education for over thirty years.  During this time she was awarded her associate's degree which was a goal that made her proud. 


Her sense of humor, quick wit, organization skills and fashion sense made her memorable at the college.  She was strong willed and persistent in her personal and work life.  She was a lover of boxed rosé, rum balls from Andrés, shoes, birds and cats, a champion for the underdog and a skilled shopper.  She, her laugh and her gentle touch will be missed deeply by family and friends.


She is survived by her husband, James H. Cannon of Overland Park, and two children; Geoffrey Bretton "Brett" Ransom (spouse Els Van der Meij) of Kansas City, MO and Brooke Cannon Poindexter (spouse Rich Poindexter) of Overland Park.  She has five grandchildren: Avery Cannon Poindexter, Tate Coles Poindexter, Quinn Nicolas Ransom, Ryne Robert Poindexter and Keiren Bretton Ransom.


Her surviving brothers are Robert Coles of Arizona and Tad B. Coles (spouse Cindy Cooley Coles) of Overland Park, KS and her nieces Sheri Coles, Lee Ann Coles Beery, Cassidy Coles and nephew Jacob Coles.


A private celebration will be held Saturday, August 31.  Please contact for more information.


Memorial donations may be made to the causes closest to Linda's heart - kittens and struggling single parent students.  Memorial donations to assist needy pets may be made to Great Plains SPCA at mail your gift: Attn: Development, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202. Contributions in Linda’s memory for the Child Care Access Fund Scholarship may be made to Johnson County Community College Foundation, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913.469.3835, or online at] (click tribute or memorial gift to enter Linda’s name and then direct the gift to “other” and list the scholarship’s name: Child Care Access Fund Scholarship.


Scott and Mary Sayers Aug 13 ,2019

Friends ,De Soto ,Kansas

Jim and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget the fun times on 150th Street and the fun times at dinner with Jim and Linda. Our hearts go out to you all! May you find comfort in God at this time of sorrow. Mary and Scott

Michael D. Wright Aug 16 ,2019

Classmate at SMN ,Mission ,Kansas

I extend my sympathies.

Barbi Dakton Aug 16 ,2019

Cousy ,Chapel Hill ,North Carolina

I’m so sorry to hear if Linda’s passing. She was so beautiful and such as sweet and kind person, Hugs to all. Barbi

Brian Cederlond Aug 16 ,2019

Friend..fellow SMN GRAD ,Scottsdale ,Arizona

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I was fortunate to have her as a friend.

Pat Titterington Aug 17 ,2019

Always loved Linda. Her sense of humor was amazing.

Daniel Shehan Aug 20 ,2019

Married to Peggy Cannon ,Olathe ,Kansas

You have my sincere and heartfelt condolences and I speak for Peggy when I say Linda will be missed.