Service: Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
Visitation: Thursday evening in the funeral home from 5-8 pm and on Friday from 11 am – 12 noon
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Racine, WI – Beverly J. (nee: Schuster) Shannon, age 89, passed away at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove, WI on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Beverly was born in Caledonia, WI on April 10, 1928 to the late George and Marie (nee: Gaie) Schuster. After graduation from high school, she attended University of Wisconsin – Parkside. On August 8, 1953 in First Presbyterian Church, Beverly was united in marriage with Lee Shannon II, who preceded her in death on January 27, 2005.
Although her vocation in life was being a stay-at-home mom, she did work as a Hallmark card rep. at Pick-N-Save for several years. She was a member for over 60 years at First Church of God in Racine and a member of Crossview Church in Antioch, IL since 2003. Among her interests, Beverly enjoyed embroidery; bowling; and looking out after & caring for the elderly residents in her apartment building. Above all, she was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Surviving are her children, Lee (Diane) Shannon III, George (Virginia) Shannon, Penelope (John) Kopecky, Gene (Leah) Shannon, Ellen (Wayne) Blake and Beverly Rabe; grandchildren, Lee Shannon IV, Brittani Shannon, Elena Marie (Nick) Roosa, Jenifer (Greg) Dosch, Kimberly Blake, William Blake, Rob Rabe, Jr., Krystine Rabe, Cindy Shannon, Annalese Shannon and Dylan Schlesinger; great-grandchildren, Hailey & Tyler Dosch, Ethan Scott Bennett, Summer E. Shannon, Marie Roosa and Nicholas Roosa, Jr.; brother, Robert (Ann) Schuster; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was preceded in death by her brothers, Julius (Jean) Schuster and George Schuster; brother-in-law, Warren Shannon; and special aunt/God-mother, Marge Stein.
Funeral services will be held in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday (TONIGHT) from 5-8 pm and on Friday from 11 am – 12 noon. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.