One of the earliest memories she shared with her family was when she was four years old and her half sister got married on the porch of their farm house. It turned out that this was the same day the Titantic sank in 1912. During her long and eventful life Nancy would recall many interesting events. While she was a youth while residing in Texarkana, Texas, Nancy worked at both Kress 5 & 10 and Southern Creamery. While working at Southern Creamery she recalled riding in a parade pulled by horses and throwing popsicles for the crowd. It was at the Southern Creamery where she met her husband Waymon Canant. After the birth of their children Carol and Jerry, the family relocated to Idabel, Oklahoma in 1937. Together she and her husband operated a gas station and grocery on Main Street and resided in the back of the store. When her husband was out of town she recalls donning green coveralls and pumping gas, changing oil and greasing differentials! She and Waymon also operated an 800 acre cattle ranch on the road to Broken Bow. After Waymon's death in 1947 she continued to operate the ranch and she recalls being the only woman at cattlemen's meetings and cattle auctions. She also designed and had built a barn on the ranch. Once a man told her how much he admired the barn and asked her 'What man designed that barn?' and she replied 'No man designed that barn, I did'. Nancy was also the first woman to sit on a jury in McCurtain County. She recalled this experience by saying that at first she was scared and her brother in law told her it was important for her to serve on the jury and she would do fine. As she was the only woman on the jury the men elected her 'Foreman'. She recalled that although it was a bootlegging trial and a man and a woman were on trial for making whisky, the woman explained that she was only making the whiskey for her husbands cough. When the woman was asked 'how much whiskey does your husband drink?' she replied 'until he stops coughin.' Nancy was adored for her great love for her family, her wonderful sense of humor, love of nature, storytelling, expert sewing abilities, gardening, and cooking. She was once recognized in an article in a Dallas newspaper for making the finest pepper jelly the writer had ever had. As a beloved Mother, Nanmother, and friend, she will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancy Rosetta Canant, please visit our floral store.