Dolores Marie (Holthaus) Shannon (1936 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE– Dolores Marie Shannon, 80 of Independence, Iowa died Friday, March 31, 2017, in the presence of her family.
Dolores was born on April 25, 1936 in Corning, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph M. and Mildred J. (Buser) Holthaus. She moved to Oelwein, with her family and was a 1955 graduate of the Sacred Heart Catholic High School. On May 10, 1958, she was married to Owen A. Shannon in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, and the couple made their home near Independence, where she was employed with Occo, and Micro Switch, for a brief time prior to driving for the Amish.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, IA. the St. John's Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of the America's, and the Buchanan County Senior Citizens.
Dolores is survived by a daughter; Marilyn (Jim) Kidd, Marshalltown; a son Dennis (Mary) Shannon, Independence; four grandchildren: Julie (Gabe Burns) Kidd, Jon (Megan) Kidd, Matt (Heidi) Shannon, and Abby Shannon; three great grandchildren: Grant Kidd, Warren Kidd-Burns and Lillian Burns; three sisters: Geraldine (Darrill) Abel, Ames, Judy Swygman, Janesville, Jeannie (Bob) Benac, Columbia, Mo.; and a brother: Robert (Linda) Holthaus, Jefferson City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Owen in 2003; a daughter; Connie Shannon; two grandchildren: Eric and Emily Shannon; a sister, Mary Susan Holthaus; and two brothers: Joseph and Billy Holthaus.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at St. John's Catholic Church with Fr. Paul McManus officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence. A Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m., and a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 5 to Apr. 12, 2017