Patricia Ann (Scholtens) CannonJune 20, 1948 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 69)
Patricia Ann Scholtens Cannon
June 20, 1948 - October 8, 2017
Beloved wife of O. Michael Cannon.
Following a 10 year and 1 day battle with cancer, Patti went home to glory at 8:35am on Sunday, October 8th surrounded by her beloved family and close friends.
She was born on Sunday, June 20, 1948 in Joliet, IL to Albert and Carolyn (Johnson) Scholtens.
She attended Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.
Pat took up photography in her early 20’s and was a talented photographer working for a local newspaper in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
She was also an accomplished seamstress and tailor. When she married Michael in 1973, combined with her eye for design and beauty, they partnered together in their clothing business, Jeans South Inc. making it a great success.
She and Michael opened their second store in Highlands, NC, where they owned a summer home and Mike was involved in developing commercial and residential properties.
In 1982, Pat retired from full-time oversight of Jeans South, when her long-awaited daughter, Kelly Joy, was born. Kelly was followed by the birth of her precious brother, David James, in 1984.
While Pat had many talents and interests, her real passion was in teaching and reaching others with the Gospel.
Her heart for children was combined with her love for Jesus, and she wrote and developed programs and teaching materials that were used throughout the world. Her curriculum has reached well over 40 million children.
Patii is survived by her husband, Michael, daughters Kelly and Lisa, sons David, Scott, Jon, and Marc. Her mother, Carolyn McVeigh, also survived by her brothers David and William Scholtens, and sisters Bonnie Wong, Joy Gregoo and Beth Ann Chard. Her grandchildren, Jaden, Jesse, Julius, Jennifer, Mike, Jordan, Sara, Alex Caleb and her great grandchildren, Caleb, Isla, Liberty and Kylie.
Pat is also survived by several nephews, nieces, and beloved friends who will continue to cherish her sweet memory.
Many thanks for the wonderful care our beloved Patti received from the Highlands Four Seasons Hospice Center and especially Nurse Patty, as well as Dr. Baumrucker, Dr. Patti Wheeler, and the wonderful and competent staff at the Highlands Cashiers hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice Care and Sonrise Mission.
A celebration of Patti’s life will be held at Community Bible Church on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. The family will greet friends following the service.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cannon family.