Mary Isabel GannAge: 83 years1926–2010
- Mary Isabel Gann
- Given names
- Mary Isabel
- Married name
- Mary Isabel Silkey
|Birth|| March 4, 1926 20 18|
|Birth of a sibling||J. L. Gann|
June 29, 1927 (Age 15 months)
|Death of a sibling||J. L. Gann|
June 29, 1927 (Age 15 months)
|Birth of a brother||Paul Dean Gann|
January 10, 1934 (Age 7 years)
|Death of a brother||Paul Dean Gann|
October 31, 1934 (Age 8 years)
| Birth of a son|
|Terry Wayne Silkey|
December 21, 1946 (Age 20 years)
|Death of a son||Terry Wayne Silkey|
December 22, 1946 (Age 20 years)
|Death of a paternal grandmother||Sarah Ann “Sadie” ROGERS|
January 14, 1956 (Age 29 years)
|Death of a father||Elvin Paul Gann|
October 22, 1980 (Age 54 years)
|Death of a mother||Clara Leon Watkins|
March 13, 1987 (Age 61 years)
|Burial of a mother||Clara Leon Watkins|
March 15, 1987 (Age 61 years)
|Death|| January 1, 2010 (Age 83 years)|
|Family with parents|
Elvin Paul Gann
Birth: January 16, 1906 26 23 — Conway, Dallas Co, MO
Death: October 22, 1980 — Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Clara Leon Watkins
Birth: August 29, 1907 — Charity, Dallas Co, MO
Death: March 13, 1987 — Hot Springs, Garland Co, AR
16 monthsyounger sibling
J. L. Gann
Birth: June 29, 1927 21 19 — Conway, Laclede Co, MO
Death: June 29, 1927 — Conway, Laclede Co, MO
Paul Dean Gann
Birth: January 10, 1934 27 26 — Conway, Dallas Co, MO
Death: October 31, 1934 — Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
|Family with Private|
Terry Wayne Silkey
Birth: December 21, 1946 20 — Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Death: December 22, 1946 — Springfield, Greene Co, MO
From findagrave. In 1999, Mary gave me a personal tour of the Gann areas of Missouri .
Isabel Gann Silkey was born March 4, 1926, at Charity, the daughter of Elvin Paul and Clara Watkins Gann. She died at McKendree Village Healthcare Center following a long illness. Services are Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, with burial in Marlin Cemetery.
She grew up in the Gann Community and attended Green Mountain Baptist Church. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. She graduated from Conway High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. After obtaining her teaching certificate, she taught first through eighth grades in a one-room school at Flint Ridge. She left teaching and married Rudolph Albert Silkey on Feb. 7, 1946. To this union, a son, Terry Wayne, and a daughter Lanette Kay, were born. After their marriage, they moved to Wichita, Kan. She was employed by Macy's department store as a home decorator. After retirement, they moved to Nashville, Tenn.
Mary was active in Church and school activities. She enjoyed all forms of needlework. As long as her health permitted, she was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. Several of her works were displayed at local exhibitions.
She also became very interested in documenting her family history. She was a member of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical society and the Gann Family Historical Society and Library. She especially enjoyed attending their annual Gann gatherings. Through this organization, she was reunited with several family members whose families were from Dallas county. In 1994, she went to Europe with the Gann's and she visited sites where the Gann family may have lived prior to moving to the United States.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudolph; her brother, Gayford "Sonnie" Gann; and her son, Terry Wayne.
From Mary Gann Silkey, Nashville, TN.