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Charles Kannady

June 9, 1945 — July 17, 2021

Charles life began on June 9, 1945, the son of Jim “Tom” and Norma Cleta (Carpenter) Kannady in Joplin, Missouri. He graduated from Valley Center High Class of 1964 and then attended Oklahoma State for 1 ½ years where he played football. He married Linda Gayle Fransham on August 27, 1967, at Valley Center United Methodist Church. He attended Wichita State University while working at Boeing. He finished up his college degree at Friends University in Wichita where he also played football. Charles taught science and driver’s education in Florence, Marion and Goddard, Kansas. He was a farmer/rancher and a real estate broker. He attended Eastmoor United Methodist, was a member of Lions Club, National Board of Realtors and Marion Advancement Campaign. He enjoyed playing cards and billiards. Most of all he loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.  His loving family includes his wife, Linda of the home; sons and their wives, Dirk and Tonya Kannady of Haysville, Kansas, Eric and Lindsay Kannady of Manhattan, Dax and Emily Kannady of Pilsen; brother, Jimmy Kannady of Valley Center; sister, Teresa Kannady of Benton, Kansas; three grandchildren, Rylie, Avery and Gage Kannady. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Cynthia Kannady. Charles passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the age of 76 years old. His family will gather at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion on Tuesday, July 20, from 5-7 p.m. His memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion. Memorial contributions may be directed to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion, Kansas 66861. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Charles at
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel

205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Eastmoor United Methodist Church

105 Eastmoor Dr, Marion, KS 66861

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