Rebecca Sue Cannon-Vap, age 51, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her home in Tonkawa, Oklahoma following a long illness.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Cannon-Martin Family Cemetery in the Big Bend Community, west of Ralston, Oklahoma with Rev. Don Walker, her uncle, presiding. Interment will follow under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Those who wish to attend may meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m., 201 N 4th Street, Fairfax, Oklahoma to follow in precession to the cemetery. Friends may leave online condolences at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
Rebecca was born on October 18, 1966 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Donny Edward and Shirley Ann (Rowland) Cannon. Growing up she lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico before returning to Ponca City in 1979, where she graduated high school with the class of 1984. She obtained her LPN license at the Vo-Tech nursing school in Ponca City.
In February, 1988 she married Chris Vap and the couple moved to Burlington, Oklahoma where they raised their four children; Charles, Luke, Molley and Cheredan. She cared for the elderly, working in Northern Oklahoma and South Central Kansas as a Nurse for many years. She was a member of the Osage Nation.
Rebecca leaves behind her husband, Chris of Newkirk, Oklahoma; children, Charles, Luke, Molley (currently serving in the Air Force in Monterey, California) and Cheredan of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; father, Donny Cannon of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sisters, Leslie Tessmann of Luther, Oklahoma, Lacie Taylor of Enid, Oklahoma; brother, Eddie Cannon of Limon, Colorado; aunts and uncles include: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reed of Fairfax, Oklahoma, Rev. and Mrs. Don Walker of Enid, Oklahoma; Donnis Cannon of the Big Bend Community, Russell Cannon of Grayhorse; nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Ann Cannon.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in her honor be made to (OMRF) OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 825 NE 13TH ST, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73104-5005 or donate online @ OMRF.ORG/GIFTS.
Rebecca will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother and compassionate caregiver.