Hisae Shimamoto Kanan
Hisae Shimamoto Kanan, age 87, transitioned peacefully Sunday, August 11, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 12 noon with lunch directly following at Sheffield Family Life center, 5700 Winner Road, Independence, MO 64127.
Hisae was born April 25, 1932 in Nagasaki, Japan to Jiun Shimamoto and Sugi Tsutsumi Shimamoto. She began work in retail where she found a profound talent in becoming a wonderful seamstress, which became one of her passions. In 1954 she met the love of her life, Maurice Earl Kanan, a Navy Officer, they married and a year later she moved to the United States in 1957, where she focused her life raising her five children. She was a dedicated loving mother and adored spending time with her grandbabies.
She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Sandra Grace Kanan; grandson, Kristopher Kanan and her parents.
Hisae is survived by her loving children, William ‘Bill’ Kanan, Kathleen ‘Ann’ Estrada, Frank Kanan and Tammy Turner and husband, Larry; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers, Tamio Tsutsumi and Hiromichi Shimamoto; sister, Setsuko Shimamoto Yanai; three nephews and five nieces.
8/15/2019 05:35:14 am
Momma-San, my heart feels empty that I cannot see your physical body. I know you transitioned from the physical pain, to an amazing spirit eternally. You left an incredible legacy with 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren whom would not be here without you. Larry and I love you momma-san!
8/15/2019 05:39:31 am
She was a Beautiful woman inside and out, who left a legacy of beautiful children! She was a Angel on earth to us all, so i have no doubts she has her real wings already!
Lorena Ridpath Poindexter
8/15/2019 06:03:20 am
My mom loved her, now they are together may she Rest In Peace
8/15/2019 06:13:36 am
Humble beggings n the land of the rising sun. U have lived a bless life. Like all memories good or bad u have overcome. I can't imagine being a thirteen yrs old girl having an atomic bomb drop n the city u grew up. That's why God made u the way u r. A mother will never leave the hearts of loved ones. U will never b4gotten. Love u Mom.
8/15/2019 06:15:20 am
8/15/2019 06:48:21 am
You were such a sweet and sassy woman. The kindness you had in your heart will always be your mark you left on your loved ones. I will always remember the silly talks you had with yourself. You loved your family and always had a big smile on your face. You will always be a big part of our family. We know you are with us always and forever in our hearts. I love you mamma san.
8/28/2019 01:27:48 pm
MamaSan, You were a beautiful lady inside and out. I can remember when my friend ran away and her mom drove by so we ran to your house. You hid us so her mom couldn't find her! We laughed so hard. You went along with us but not sure you understood. Anyways it was always fun to come to your house. Go rest high on that mountain now. You have been set free! Love and prayers to the family
9/10/2019 06:34:57 am
Nancy, I have a lot of fond memories of you & your family from Maurice to Fatso to you always making fresh biscuits to our latest mishap at the airport flying to see Tammy! When I think of my younger years growing up you will always be a part of those memories! With love, Kim
9/12/2019 09:50:23 am
Tammy, Ann, and family, we didn't know your mother, but see the results of a wonderful, loving mother. She made you all what you are today--loving, kind, and cheerful. Sweet memories.
10/16/2019 05:58:48 pm
I never had the chance to meet such a wonderful person. You made a big and good impression on my husband Kelly Nestlerode who grew up with your son Bill. Your son Bill married my cousin Sherry and the had 4 beautiful children. I am so overwhelmed to know that you and your husband made such a contribution to my husband. May God bless you and keep you flying high with your Angel Wings.
10/31/2019 10:20:38 am
There are literally hundreds of folks like me who spent a great deal of our childhood in this ladys home. She spoke no English but could manage to get her point across with the help of a broom when angered. As I have gotten older the intrusion of her home by the massive amount of children on it's own merits should of resulted in a Noble Peace prize at the very least if not also a bronze star. The memories will forever be stored in my heart. It is with regret that i.did not both thank and apologise to this most wonderful lady first for allowing us into her home where we would fill our bellies and sleep safely and secondly apologizing for the intrusion of privacy she no doubt suffered. It was truly a great honor for me to have known this woman. I sit here right now like so many times in the past thinking damn this lady survived the big one, what a terrible thing to witness. May the Lord grant this grand lady her wings.
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