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Mary Shannon

1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Mary Shannon Obituary
Shannon, Mary
1925 - 2017
Mary Joann Shannon (Huffman), passed away October 21, 2017. Born August 7, 1925. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Joseph W. Shannon, Jr., her parents Gladys and Russell Huffman, siblings Emmajane, Russell, Charles, Lois, Thelma, Marjorie, Roy and Ethel Mae. Survived by children, Joseph (John P. Raymond), Michael (Jayne), Mary Margaret (John) Hanson, Kevin Lori; grandchildren, Kelley (Rodney) Mayberry, Tracy Shannon (Julia Rose), Michael Patrick (Heather), Erica Baxter (Brandon), Daniel Shannon, Carrinne Shannon, and Joseph Shannon; great grandchildren, Michael Jordan Shannon, Kaiden Mayberry, Liam Mayberry, Calvin Emilio Shannon. Mary was an extremely devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for 60 years. Mary was also a career public servant. She started her career in 1950 with The State Department of Agriculture, honorably served the City of Columbus Police Division from 1952-1957. She worked in Franklin County Municipal Court form 1959-1961. Served as Executive Secretary to The Whitehall Civil Service Commission from March 1962 to May 1993. Often referred to as The Matriarch of Whitehall by past and current Mayors. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 PM, EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. Funeral mass Thursday 10:30 AM, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St. Father William Arnold celebrant. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. The family wishes to extended special thanks to the Staffs of Bella Care Hospice and The Whitehall Manor, especially Adelaide Bediako. www.evansfuneralhome.net
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2017
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