Clara Canon, 101, passed away on Sat. June 4th at the Fountain West Care Center. On Thur. June 9th a visitation will be held at the Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm followed immediately by a graveside service at Chapel Hill Gardens.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph, daughter Joyce Onder and 6 siblings. She is survived by two grandsons; Rich Onder of Johnston, Mark Onder of Nixa, MO and two great grandsons, Trey & Cade.
Over her lifetime Clara loved to dance, and was active with her husband in the Four Square dance community. She also was an accomplished Polka Dancer. Clara was a longtime employee at the Younkers department store downtown Des Moines, and she was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Des Moines.