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Delores Shannon

d. July 20, 2012


Delores E. Shannon, age 78, formerly of Clark and Lewis Counties in Missouri, went home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Manor Care in West Des Moines, IA, following many years of illness.

Delores was born June 30, 1934 in Kahoka, MO, a daughter of Leslie L. and Stella F. Weller Sawyer. On May 14, 1950 she married Noble L. Shannon in Kahoka. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, LeAnn (Mrs. Patrick) Logsdon of Liberty, MO; three sons:

Robbie (Christy) Shannon of West Des Moines, IA, Gary Shannon of Des Moines, IA, and Gregg A. (Judy) Shannon of Hillsboro, IL; twelve grandchildren: Dana (Mrs. Troy) Smith of Oak Grove, MO, Hillary (Mrs. Brice) Ledwig of Victoria, TX, Holly Gobel of Liberty, MO, Travis Logsdon of Liberty, MO, Ryan Shannon (Emily Lowes) of Gwen, MI, Kristy Kay Shannon (Chris Brice) of Holliday, FL, Jessica Swift (Tony Peterson) of Des Moines, IA, Dustin Shannon of West Des Moines, IA, Danielle Shannon of Indianola, IA, Trevor Shannon (Jamie Bowman) of Des Moines, IA, Blake and Samantha Shannon of Mt. Olive, IL; eight great grandchildren: Dalton and Carson Smith, Camdon Gobel, Starlet and Lammie Shannon, Alex and Cody Brice, and Laila Shannon; four step grandchildren: Drew, Dustin, Derrick and Tina Jones; a step great grandchild, Kingston Jones, all of Hillsboro, IL; one brother, Gerald (Mrs. Judy) Sawyer of Kahoka, MO; three sisters: Virginia Johnson of Kahoka, MO, Darlean Mohr of Canton, MO and LaNora Davis of Arlington, TN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John McGirl of Eldon, MO, and Betty Sawyer of Kahoka, MO; her puppy, Mizzou; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her in-laws, Leonard and Stella Shannon; one brother, Dean Sawyer; two sisters, Judy Monych and Vera McGirl; two step-brothers, Delbert Weller and Bobby Sawyer; brothers-in-law, Glenn Mohr and Dee Shannon; and a niece, Kari Wright.

Delores attended school in Clark County until her marriage to Noble who was serving in the U. S. Army. She was a member of the Kahoka United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Delores worked in retail for many years at Fishes and Gambles, both in Kahoka. She later worked for the Coffee Shop and Deters Dairy in Canton. She loved to go shopping with her sisters, attending craft shows and activities with her Kahoka Red Hatters. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Kahoka with her son, Pastor Gregg Shannon, officiating. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to the Kahoka United Methodist Church.

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