Tia Marie Cannon, 41, of Heyworth, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Sunday (April 15, 2018) at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, Peoria.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, with the Rev. Ed Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow at Minonk Township Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Tia was born Feb. 9, 1977, in Bloomington, the daughter of Floyd B. Phinney and Patricia S. Cannon. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. Surviving are her parents, four brothers, two sisters, eight nieces and nephews, and her fiancé, David Swearingen.
She was a pre-K teacher at Posh Tots Academy, Metamora, where she was very loved by the children, parents and staff. She made Vale Church in Bloomington her home and looked forward to Sunday services. Tia believed in Jesus Christ, His promises and His plan and accepted Him as her Lord and Savior. Tia loved her family, loved planning get-togethers, entertaining and most of all spending time with her twin sister and best friend, Teresa (Curtis) Zoss.
In her spare time, she enjoyed being with family and taking her nieces on adventures. She enjoyed watching the Cubs play and other sporting events. She loved to be outside with nature. Hiking, playing bags, exercising, viewing robins and rescuing animals were just some of her passions. Easter was her favorite holiday, and she loved a nice sunny spring day and a clear blue sky.
Tia will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her laugh, her faith and her toughness. She loved life and will be missed by many.
Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.

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