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Mary E. Cangany

June 27, 1960 — November 24, 2022

Flat Rock

Mary E. Cangany


Mary E. Cangany, 62, of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 27, 1960, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Floyd “Bud” and Cleota Ann (Coy) Drake.  On October 6, 1979, she married her husband of 43 years, Kevin Cangany, and he survives.

In addition to Kevin, Mary is survived by her daughters, Morgan Gretencord and husband, Bryan, of Wolcott, Lynsey Stewart and husband, Matt, of New Palestine, and Stacey Smith and husband, Chris, of Shelbyville; sisters, Karen Hammond of Ohio, Janie Burns of Flat Rock, Terri Runnebohm and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville, and Jennie Chrisman and husband, Jeff, of Edinburgh; brothers, Jerry Drake and wife, Rita, of Edinburgh, Tom Drake of Shelbyville and Larry Drake and wife, Cindy, of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Mildred Drake of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Evelyn Gretencord, Whitley Gretencord, Emerson Stewart, Brynn Stewart, Wyatt Smith and Brady Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Marvin Drake and James D. “Jim” Drake.

She graduated in 1978 from Southwestern High School.

Mary worked at Drake’s Flower Patch, for over 30 years.

She enjoyed going to estate sales and auctions.  Where she would find items to repurpose into her craft projects.

Mary was very active and spent time with her friends, playing pickleball, bicycling, kayaking or going for walks.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Inurnment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Patterson Cemetery.

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Past Services


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Freeman Family Funeral Home, Carmony-Ewing Chapel

819 S Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN 46176

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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 1, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Patterson Cemetery

Edinburgh, IN 46124

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