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August 27, 2017

Melvin (Mel) James Canaan, 94, of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Olathe, Kansas, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Carol) and Bill Rauh.

Mel was born on Saturday, January 13, 1923, in Alva, Oklahoma. He served in the Marines during World War II. Melvin married Edna Blehm on August 24, 1946, in Billings, Montana. They moved to Blackwell in 1978.

Mel was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna; one sister, Ethel Rose; and three brothers, Bill, Orville and Don Canaan.

He leaves behind his daughter, Carolyn (Carol) Rauh and her husband B...

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