BURLINGTON, W.Va. — Joyce E. Canan, 72, of Dry Run Road, Burlington, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va.
Born on Oct. 18, 1941 at Keyser, she was a daughter of the late Melvin Noah and Rosalee (Rogers) McKenzie. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Dale Canan on Sept. 16, 2012; a son, Brian Canan and a sister, Darlene Mauser.
Mrs. Canan was retired with over 40 years of service as a secretary with the West Virginia Department of Highways. She was a graduate of Keyser High School and was a member of the Burlington Union Church, Ladies Auxiliary to Queen's Point Memorial Post 6775, VFW, McCoole, and Alkire Chapter 10, Order of the Eastern Star, Keyser.
Surviving are five sons, Michael Lantz Gordon of Keyser, Robert Lee Kalbaugh II and partner, Rayetta O'Brien of Romney, W.Va., Kenneth R. Canan of Keyser, Christopher D. Canan and wife, Sharon of Romney, and Phillip M. Canan of Antioch, W.Va.; one brother, Charles McKenzie of Burlington; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Hogg Jr. officiating.
Interment will be in the Canan Family Cemetery, Burlington.
Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Canan's obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.