Edith Pusey Cannon

February 16, 2020 Kennett Square, PA "Edie"

Edith Pusey Cannon, wife of the late Raymond J. Cannon, of Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square, PA, died February 16, 2020 at the age of 90. Formerly of Glen Mills and Media, PA and born and raised in Springfield, PA, Edith (“Edie”) attended George School and Denison University before pursuing a career in teaching and special education. She was an administrator at Elwyn Institute in Media before retiring.

The daughter of the late Walter Pusey and Elizabeth Sharples Pusey of Springfield, Edith is survived by her brother Walter Pusey and his wife “Betsy,” also of Crosslands, and by her three daughters and four step-children and their families: Rebecca Callahan of Asheville, NC, Martha Harris Hashem of Moorestown, NJ, Amy Betts of Media, PA, Stephen Cannon of Portland, ME, Lori Patterson of Brewster, MA, Bill Cannon of Loxhatchee, FL, and Jeff Cannon of Stuart, FL; and her grandchildren: Desiree, Julia, Seth, Hannah, Jesse, Eliana, Tim, Christopher, Wyatt, Rose, Benjamin and Olivia; and four great grandchildren: Laura, Austen, Sophia, Judah, Simeon, Elijah, Joanna, Caleb, Ruth, and Naomi.

Edith eagerly followed her large family’s lives on Facebook and by phone, and looked forward to her their frequent visits to check up on her, as well as Holiday dinners and Sunday brunches at Crosslands with them. She also was grateful for the constant and loving company of her brother and his wife, who many years ago relocated to Crosslands from Houston, TX. She enjoyed sewing and needlework, and especially loved to travel. Edith served on many committees at Crosslands and loved attending social events there. She often spoke of the importance of her friends at Crosslands, especially in the last years of her life.

Edith was born a Quaker of Swarthmore Friends Meeting, and in later years attended meeting for worship at Crosslands. She deeply valued her Quaker heritage and its approach to life and faith.

Edith’s family wishes to thank Crosslands staff for their compassionate care of our mother while she was a resident. And the following for their guidance and excellent end-of-life care of our beloved mother: the medical team of the 4th floor cardiac unit at Chester Country Hospital, and the nurses and chaplain of Penn Medicine Hospice of Chester County.

A Quaker memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m at Crosslands Retirement Community, 1660 East Street Road (Rte. 926), Kennett Square, PA 19348. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send contributions to the Media-Upper Providence Library, 1 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

Media-Upper Providence Library

1 East Front Street
Media, PA 19063


Quaker Memorial Service

March 8, 2020 2:00PM Crosslands Retirement Community
1660 East Street Road (Rte. 926)
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Loved getting to know Edie at “Monday cocktails” held at my father’s (Fred LeFevre) Crossland apartment over the years. Her quick wit and humor were always enjoyed. It’s been three years since my father’s passing and we greatly regret not finding a minute, when in the area, to stop and say hello; as she always invited us to do. Sorry we are unable to attend the Sunday service but will be thinking of her and all her family. I’m sure you are missing her.
    Michele (LeFevre) and Michael Doyle.

    Michele LeFevre Doyle | March 6, 2020 at 3:11 PM
  2. Lovely lady, sorry to hear of her loss.

    Jesse Brundage | February 25, 2020 at 11:44 PM

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