Marilyn “Annette” Crall, 61, of Canton; loving wife, mother, nana, and great-nana, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at home after a short battle with cancer. Annette was born April 27, 1959 in Hazard, KY to the late Calvin and Francis (Miller) Creech. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Canton, where she had been very active with the musical and youth programs. She was a graduate of the University of Akron where she obtained her master’s degree in Nursing, specializing as a Cardiovascular Nursing Specialist. She was a professor at several different post-secondary institutions and hospitals, enriching numerous students’ lives over the years. She loved Diet Pepsi with “good ice,” her dogs, sunbathing on the beach, playing piano, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She was immensely proud of her Kentucky upbringing and heritage.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Anita “Sissy” Hicks and her aunt and “mother figure”, Ruby Amburgey.
Annette leaves behind her loving husband, Joseph Crall; daughters, Melissa (Glen) Shedlock and Gabby (Drew) Skeen of Canton; grandchildren, Darian Bobish, Cody (Emily) Myers, Austin (Olivia) Myers, Lily and Sabrina Skeen of Canton, Kayla (Brandon) Szink, Laura Shedlock, and Sarah (Mitchell) Caris of Florida. She also leaves behind her great aunt, Chloe Creech, of Canton; and her great-grandchildren, Eva and Hunter Myers of Canton and Dean and Mila Caris of Florida; brothers, Greg and JM Creech of Kentucky.
There will be no public services at this time and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Annette’s name.