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Charlene ‘Char’ Canney

Charlene “Char” M. Canney, 64, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. The family feels Char was guided home by her mother, Lou, who was born on July 3.


Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Gary Beckman officiating. Visitation was Monday, July 7, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a Parish Vigil Service was held. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Reach For Your Potential, Iowa City Hospice and Camp Courageous.

Char was born on June 5, 1950, in Iowa City, the daughter of Jack and Lou (Chehak) Canney. Char worked at Potentially Yours Thrift Store and attended Reach For Your Potential Adult Day Center.
Char leaves behind her loving sisters, Diane (Roy) Rios of North Liberty and Dee (John) Aupperle of Iowa City; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Kelly) Erickson, Justin (Angie) Rios and Nick Aupperle; and extended family.


Char was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at ww.wlensingfuneral.com