Melanie D. Kanney

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108 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/18/2009 15:00:00

108 W. Maple St. Willard OH 44890 11/19/2009 11:00:00

Melanie Dawn Kanney, age 48, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2009 at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield after an extended illness. She was born in Willard, Ohio on August 25, 1961 to Claude and Janet (Barnes) Ousley. She was a 1979 graduate of Willard High School. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 15 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing, making quilts and comforters.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Kanney, whom she married on February 14, 1981; one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Jerusha Kanney of New Washington; one daughter, Hillary Kanney of Willard; one grandson, Alex Kanney of New Washington; her parents, Claude and Janet (Barnes) Ousley of Plymouth; two brothers, Bryan Ousley of Willard and Nathan Ousley of Plymouth; two sisters, Paula Rogers of Willard and Jacalyn Bradley of California; her grandmother, Fern Barnes; her father and mother-in-law, Ed and Marian Kanney of Shelby; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Joan Kanney of Shelby and Michael and Laura Kanney of Plymouth; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many good friends with a special thank you to Fred and Donna Nagel.
Friends may call at the Grace United Methodist Church, 108 W. Maple St., Willard on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 3-5PM and 7-9PM. Funeral services will be held at the church on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or to the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at


JACKI WILES - Nov 29, 2009


Rick , Teresa, Brad, April and Wyatt Studer - Nov 19, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. She truly was an inspiration to those of us who didn’t personally know her, so I can only imagine how greatly she will be missed.

Barbara Cuppy Whisler - Nov 19, 2009

Ed, so sorry to hear about Melanie. Trust in God, he will get you through this. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Howard&Marlene Cuippy - Nov 19, 2009

We wish to extend out deepest sympathy to the Kanney and Ousley families on the loss of Melanie. Please find comfort in knowing she is at peace in the arms of the Lord. Howard and Marlene Cuppy

Don Schroeder - Nov 18, 2009

Ed, so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. She was certainly an inspiration to many people. May she live in eternal life, God bless you all.

Peggy Pleasnick - Nov 18, 2009

To Janet and Claude and Melanie’s family–I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Melanie’s baby shower and birth–happy times–and hope that happy memories will help you at this time. With love and our sincere sympathy, Peggy (Dawson) and Steve Pleasnick

Polly Cellar - Nov 18, 2009

To Melanie’s entire family, I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of Melanie’s passing. I know she was an inspiration to many and fought the good fight. I will continue to pray for all of you and may you feel the Lord’s arms wrapped around you during this time and the difficult days ahead.

Mary Martin Bandman - Nov 18, 2009

On behalf of myself and the staff in the Shelby ED who worked with Marian, I want to extend deepest sympathy for your loss. We know how special Melanie was, and that she touched and enriched many lives.

Mick and Sandi O'Brien - Nov 18, 2009

Ed and Family,
Please accept our deepest Sympathy. We are so sorry to hear about Melanie. She was a wonderful person. Please take care
Mick and Sandi O’Brien and Family

Rick Rogers - Nov 18, 2009

To Ed,Curt,Hilary and Families,
I’m so sorry to hear about Melanie passing, please accept my deepest sympathy. She was an inspiration to all that knew her and a true Angel. For all the adversity in her life she always had a smile. You can take comfort in knowing that her suffering is over and that she is now with the Lord.
Love you all,

Bev Ganni - Nov 18, 2009

To Ed and the entire family I send my sincere sympathy. Melanie’s beautiful smile and her strength will always be remembered. Her beauty and her faith were truly inside and out. God Bless all of you.

Mary Rees - Nov 18, 2009

To all of Melanie’s family,
I never saw Melanie without a smile. She was an incredible inspiration to so many people. My heart goes out to you as you deal with this huge loss.

Jason & Glenda Rowe - Nov 17, 2009

Nate and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing… If there is anything you need, let us know.. You are in our thoughts….

Max and Linda Caywood - Nov 17, 2009

Our deepest and sincere sympathy in this tragic loss of a dear sweet angel of God. My you find peace in knowing there are so many many friends who share in your loss. May you find peace in Him through the days ahead.
Max and Linda Caywood, The Villages, Florida

Bonnie Ryman - Nov 17, 2009

So sorry to hear about your daughter. I’ve heard she has been having a lot of illness. I hope that all of you are at peace seeing her no longer in pain and she is now in Heaven with your parents. You have our prayers and sympathy.
Ray and Bonnie Ryman

Patrick Family - Nov 17, 2009

Are Prayers are with you may you find Comfort in the Lord

Jim and Margaret Payne - Nov 17, 2009

Ed, may peace be with you. I know she will be missed but her suffering is no more. She will always be with you. You have our condolences on your loss.

Jim and Margaret Payne - Nov 17, 2009

Ed, may peace be with you. I know she will be missed but her suffering is no more. She will always be with you. You have our condolences on your loss.
from Memphis, Tn

Sandra Barnes - Nov 17, 2009

My deepest sympathy to the Kanney and Ousley families. Melaniie was so close to all of us as she touched our hearts in ways we will never forget. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandy & Randy Pifher - Nov 17, 2009

You have our deepest sympathy. Melanie was such an inspiration! Her strength and humor, in her suffering, was amazing! Though her presence will be missed, I cannot help but picture her whole, pain free, and laughing with the Lord! She suffered well. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Kenny & Sandy Edgeson - Nov 17, 2009

Ed,Hilary,and Curt,Sandy and I are truly and deeply sorry about Melanie and will greatly miss her.She was truly an amazing person and friend.I will forever remember Her fixing me supper and you and her bringing it to me after my transplant,after all she had been through she looked at me and said I was a true miracle(AFTER WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH I’M not even close!!!!We will miss her Ed.If you need anything Sandy and I are just a phone call or one cubicle away.Please take care, and may the good Lord(I know she is in Heaven ) and Melanie watch over you.If you need to talk-just give me a shout.Kenny & Sandy Edgeson

Tina Kline - Nov 17, 2009

Jackie – we are all so very saddened to hear of Melanie’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family.

Glenna Hamer For : Ed Kanney and Family - Nov 16, 2009

I’am so sad to know the Melanie has made her Jounry Home. with all my love to you as a family. I so glad that I was thier last month she was so weak then and How much sadness that will come later but with god help things will so smooth . Love you all,Hope to be their and Thankyou for claude calling. Melanie Photo make you feel that she smiling and bubbling to talk She will always be with me in Heart and mind She was my little flower girl Love You all With much sadness Aunt Glenna, Brent and Kimberly and children

Aunt Nancy & Uncle Clarence - Nov 16, 2009

Ed and Family, We are very sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. She has been on a very long and tough journey and we are sure she has found comfort without pain at the end. May God Bless her forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was so precious and wonderful, with a heart of gold! We will miss her so very much!!!!

Don and Donna Myers - Nov 16, 2009

My deepest sympathy to the Kanney and Ousley Families. Melanie was a very special person. I was her nurse at the birth of their children. I can only say Melanie was a special person and will be missed by all that ever knew her. Our deepest sympathy to the family and her friends.