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George Robert Shannon

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Shannon, George Robert, was born, May 21, 1922 in Joplin, Mo., to Edgar and Hazel (Lane) Shannon and passed away, Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

George attended Joplin grade schools, transferring to Springfield schools upon transfer of his parents to that city. He later attended SMS before accepting a position with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. He retired from SWB as a District Staff Manager, General Personnel, St. Louis in 1983. He served in the U. S. Air Force receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. Mr. Shannon attended Texas Tech. College in Lubbock, Texas, Drury College in Springfield and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. On December 28, 1944, he married Betty Lou Nelson of Buffalo, Mo., who passed away, January 12, 2010. They had been married for 65 years.

Services: There will be no visitation or funeral service. At his request his body was donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine to further medical science. A service of the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory.

Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 26, 2010
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