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Shannon Lee Beaver

January 13, 1971March 25, 2021

Shannon Lee Beaver, 50, of Hot Springs passed away March 25, 2021. Raised in Camden, Arkansas by her parents, Ronald and Nancy Plymale Beaver, Shannon was a beloved member of the Camden community. She reveled in being “Paws,” the Camden High mascot; a role she enjoyed until graduation in 1989.

Shannon’s strength and quiet determination as she faced the debilitating challenges of diabetes and dialysis, were not known to many. Instead it was a smiling friendly face Shannon had for the world. Her kindness and authenticity put everyone who met her at ease. Shannon never met a stranger.

Shannon will be missed most by her daughter, Karoline “Abbie” Beaver (Spencer Martin); mother, Nancy Plymale Beaver; and sister, Bekah Beaver. Many other well-loved extended family members and friends will also remember Shannon’s beautiful light.


  • Karoline "Abbie" Beaver (Spencer Martin), Daughter
  • Nancy Plymale Beaver, Mother
  • Bekah Beaver, Sister
  • Kaden Manning, Nephew
  • Makinliegh Crain, Niece
  • Judy Wright, Godmother
  • Charles V. Plymale III, Uncle
  • Debbie Plymale, Aunt
  • Richard Plymale Sr., Uncle
  • Cindy Plymale, Aunt
  • Judy Hays, Aunt
  • Ronald Beaver, Father (deceased)
  • Waunetah Plymale Mills and Bill Mills, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Charles Voit Plymale II, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Woody and Jeanette Beaver, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Deandra and Jeb Crain, Half Siblings (deceased)
  • Shannon also had many well- loved cousins and devoted friends.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Shannon Lee Beaver

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Lynley Fenwick

April 2, 2021

Nancy, the nights I spent at your house, growing up over the years, are some of the best memories I have of growing up. Shannon was precious, and she was precious to all of us who knew her. There aren’t any words I can say. This is tragic.
I will be praying for you, for Bekah, for Abby...during this awful time. May you find peace in knowing she is out of her pain, and up there on our side. Love you!

Stacey Shaw

March 29, 2021

I met Shannon when she came to work for the city. It was an instant kinship! She was a sister to me and I love her dearly. Shannon was fun, crazy, sweet, loving and full of life. She never let anyone know how much she struggled. I am so blessed she was in my life! I miss her so much already! Nancy, Abbie and Spencer she loved you guys so much and always talked about you! I'm praying for peace for all during this time. I love you guys!

La Donna McKinney-Hill

March 29, 2021

Nancy and all are in me and my parents prayers. I remember playing ball at at young age against BEAVER SERVICE. Shannon could hold down 1st base. Later on, I had the opportunity to play in tournaments with you all team. On throughout high school, I remember Shannon as such a sweet young girl at the time, always with a smile. She was like a sister to us all. She will be greatly missed. C/O89

Terri Bachelor

March 27, 2021

Nancy, Latt and I are so sorry to read about Shannon. I have been keeping up with her through your FB writings. Know that you are in our thoughts and that we send our love.

Rhonda Reynolds

March 26, 2021

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Shannon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Abby.

Debra Pryor Tolin

March 26, 2021

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Shannon. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.