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.