The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 13, 2014

Caroline Kananen


Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — Caroline (Metcalf) Kananen, age 99, of Conneaut, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, just 27 days short of her 100th birthday.

Caroline was born on Feb. 8, 1914, in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of Kay and Versa (Webster) Metcalf. She was a resident of Conneaut her entire life.

She graduated from Conneaut High School and her major work experience was at the former Astatic and General Electric.

After her retirement, Caroline volunteered as a pink lady at UH-Conneaut Medical Center.

She is survived by her two sons, Philip (Shirley) Kananen of Arizona and Richard Kananen of Conneaut; her brother, Richard (Fran) Metcalf of Michigan; and several grandchildren.

At the family’s request, there will be no services. Internment and Memorials will take place in the Spring at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.

The family would like to extend their sincerest thank you to the many, many aides who allowed Caroline to live independently her entire life.

RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut, is handling her arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.raisianfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.