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Carol Ruth Dickinson Cannady

September 9, 1947 — October 28, 2023

Independence, Mo

Carol Ruth Dickinson Cannady, 76, of Independence, MO passed into her eternal home Saturday, October 28, 2023.  Private family services will be held at a later date in her hometown, Canadian.  Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.


Carol Ruth Dickinson was born September 9, 1947, to Roy “Dick” & Laura Lee Dickinson in Canadian.  She grew up on the Bowers Washita River Ranch in the Gem Community. Carol learned to cook at her mother’s side, feeding hungry brothers and cowboys. As a young woman she met and married Nick Hohenstreet, to that union she was given the gift of her son, Scott.  Carol married Dennis Cannady, whom she enjoyed traveling and sharing life with.

She was a people person and rarely met a stranger.  Her younger years helping to feed friends and family continued in her later years.  Carol enjoyed taking care of her neighbors and close friends.  She will be missed.


Carol Ruth was preceded by her grandparents; Carl & Lena Bell Snyder, Andrew Pickens Dickinson; parents, Dick & Laura Lee Dickinson; son, Scott Hohenstreet; husband, Dennis Cannady; ex-husband and friend Nick Hohenstreet.


Those left to cherish Carol Ruth’s memory are 2 brothers, Buddy Dickinson and wife Brenda, Bob Dickinson and wife Beverly; nieces and nephews, Tim Dickinson, Kimberly Yarnold and husband Kley, Amber Baileys and husband Neil, Ty Dickinson and wife Krystal, Leslie Coffee and husband Logan, Matt Dickinson and wife Aubrey and Bo Dickinson and wife Jessica; 18 grand nieces and nephews, bonus son, Lee Cannady and many heart adopted family and friends in Missouri.

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