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Originally published: 2013-11-04 16:00:02
Last modified: 2013-11-05 11:55:21

Katharine Shook Cannon

Katharine "Kathy" Shook Cannon, 60, of Banner Elk and Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2013, at her Banner Elk home.

Born April 4, 1953, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Colonel C. M. Shook and Della Mae Trivett Shook of the Grandfather Community.

Kathy graduated from Watauga High School and Lees-McRae College. She was a former sales and advertising manager for YellowBook in Florida. Earlier in her varied career, she operated Neat Stuff Antique Shop in Watauga County, was Outreach Coordinator for Watauga County Project on Aging and a Professional Auctioneer.

She is survived by her husband, Alex Cannon; daughter, Spirit Cannon; son, Alexi Cannon; two grandchildren, Ty and Alexi Cannon, all of Pompano Beach; sister, Sandra G. Shook and brother, Bob Shook, both of Banner Elk; special cousins, Colleen Bare and Lisa Shook, both of Banner Elk, and Cathy Masten; niece, Jeannine Taylor of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Richard Cannon of Michigan; and by other special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kathy was a "free spirit" who cared for so many others before herself.

The family will receive friends at the Shook home-place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cannon family at 4170 NE 11th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33064.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cannon family.