OBITUARY

Betty Jean Shannon

March 17, 1925May 12, 2018
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Betty Jean Shannon passed away May 12, 2018 at Riverbend Nursing Home, Kansas City, KS, where she had been a resident since September 2015.

She was born March 17, 1925 to Irvin and Avery Camblin, the youngest of eight children. Her father passed away when she was 10. She always had a close bond with her brother-n-law, Julius Torkelson, because her sister, Ruth Anna and he married, and in their newly married life provided a home for Betty and her Mother and other siblings.

She went to school in Robinson, KS and graduated high school in 1942.

Betty married Lawrence A. Shannon February 16, 1945, in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Having been married by the Justice of Peace, it was always Betty's wish to renew their vows on their 25th Wedding Anniversary in their church, they were able to do that. They were able to celebrate 70 years of marriage, before Lawrence passed away August 6, 2015.

Having been raised on the farm, she always liked being outside and especially enjoyed taking care of her flowers. The house on Orient Dr, probably still has evidence of that.

With six children, she always kept busy doing laundry on Monday, sewing hand-made clothes, and always having meals on the table. Betty was a good cook and loved to bake. She was active in Church, PTA, Eastern Star and Job's Daughters. Betty enjoyed crocheting, and even taught some classes and judged crocheting at the Wyandotte County 4-H Fairs for years. She also worked on the Election board. Both Betty and Lawrence worked at the Highway Visitors’ Center on holiday weekends giving out donuts and coffee. They also worked with Kansas City Community Police Academy. She could always find something to keep her busy at home, in the community or at Church.

She always loved having her family with her, visiting, playing cards and hearing what everyone is up to.

Betty is survived by her 6 children, Sheralyn (Warren) Rogers, Basehor, KS, Larry David (Carol) Shannon, Topeka, KS, Linda Kay Owens (Keith, deceased), Basehor, KS, Randy (Barbara) Shannon, Kansas City, KS, Jeanne (David) Caccia, Kansas City, KS, and Janiece (Terry) Huntley, Muscotah, KS. Seven grand children, Marty Arellano, Douglas (Holly) Rogers, Shannon Whalen, Angelia (Brian) Lorenz, Joel (Gena) Arellano, Chris (Kelly) Whalen and Nicholas Whalen. She is also survived by several great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by both parents, and all her siblings and her husband. What a reunion!

A visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, May 20th at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, May 21st at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105

  • FAMILY

  • Irvin Camblin, Father
  • Avery Camblin, Mother
  • Lawrence A. Shannon, Husband
  • Sheralyn Rogers, Daughter
  • Warren Rogers, Son-in-law
  • Larry David Shannon, Son
  • Carol Shannon, Daughter-in-law
  • Linda Kay Owens, Daughter
  • Keith Owens, Son-in-law
  • Randy Shannon, Son
  • Barbara Shannon, Daughter-in-law
  • Jeanne Caccia, Daughter
  • David Caccia, Son-in-law
  • Janiece Huntley, Daughter
  • Terry Huntley, Son-in-law
  • Marty Arellano, Grandson
  • Douglas Rogers, Grandson
  • Holly Rogers, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Shannon Whalen, Grandson
  • Angelia Lorenz, Granddaughter
  • Brian Lorenz, Grand Son-in-law
  • Joel Arellano, Grandson
  • Gena Arellano, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Chris Whalen, Grandson
  • Kelly Whalen, Grand Daughter-in-law
  • Nicholas Whalen, Grandson
  • Mrs. Shannon also leaves several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Doug Rogers, Honorary
  • Angelia Lorenz, Honorary
  • Shannon Whalen, Honorary
  • Chris Whalen, Honorary
  • Nick Whalen, Honorary
  • Joel Arellano, Honorary
  • Marty Arellano, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

21 May

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mount Hope Cemetery

East Iowa Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
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angelia lorenz

May 18, 2018

Grammy words cannot express how hard this is for me losing you. I know you would tell me that you were ready to go be with Gramps and that we will be together again..and I we will...just not soon enough for me. Thank you for being the best Grammy and for always teaching me about how Family and God are the most important! I have so many memories to cherish and the best one and I think you would agree me with me is when I delivered Drew and I can remember you holding my hand saying God please let her have this baby (while my mom stepped away) but mom got back in time for you both to be present for Drew's arrival and remember you saying you delivered 6 kids of your own (of course this is my mom and my aunts and uncles) and that this was the 1st birth you got to experience and I'm so blessed that you were there! Anytime I was sick at school you picked me up and took me back to your house to nurse me back to health, we would read book (really only 1 book 101 Dalmations) I knew when you tried to skip a page and then I would make you start all over. You tried to teach me how to crochet, looking back I should have paid better attention. Going to the Melodrama up home and drinking red eye and popcorn and hissing at the bad guy, Farris truck stop, The BIG White Van, Whistling, ice cream truck, talking you into a dog (Candy) from Uncle Calvin's farm sale, having your hair done at mom's house every week, driving to Colorado, Church and of course you Bible, pancakes with homemade syrup, I could go on and on with memories and promise I will remember everything like it was yesterday. You never played favorites with grandkids God knows that you would wash anyone's mouth out with soap if they said a bad word (not like this happened to me). Thanks for always making me feel so good about being the only granddaughter (which by the way growing up with all boys made me a little tougher and definitely more vocal about everything to this day). You were truly the best! Love Angelia

Shelly Lucero

May 18, 2018

Dear Family,
I tried 3 times to leave a message, but I do not know if it went through. I am not very good at computer stuff. We love you all and we'll sure miss Aunt Betty. May God bless and keep all of you.

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Biography

Betty Jean Shannon passed away May 12, 2018 at Riverbend Nursing Home, Kansas City, KS, where she had been a resident since September 2015.

She was born March 17, 1925 to Irvin and Avery Camblin, the youngest of eight children. Her father passed away when she was 10. She always had a close bond with her brother-n-law, Julius Torkelson, because her sister, Ruth Anna and he married, and in their newly married life provided a home for Betty and her Mother and other siblings.

She went to school in Robinson, KS and graduated high school in 1942.

Betty married Lawrence A. Shannon February 16, 1945, in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Having been married by the Justice of Peace, it was always Betty's wish to renew their vows on their 25th Wedding Anniversary in their church, they were able to do that. They were able to celebrate 70 years of marriage, before Lawrence passed away August 6, 2015.

Having been raised on the farm, she always liked being outside and especially enjoyed taking care of her flowers. The house on Orient Dr, probably still has evidence of that.

With six children, she always kept busy doing laundry on Monday, sewing hand-made clothes, and always having meals on the table. Betty was a good cook and loved to bake. She was active in Church, PTA, Eastern Star and Job's Daughters. Betty enjoyed crocheting, and even taught some classes and judged crocheting at the Wyandotte County 4-H Fairs for years. She also worked on the Election board. Both Betty and Lawrence worked at the Highway Visitors’ Center on holiday weekends giving out donuts and coffee.
They also worked with Kansas City Community Police Academy. She could always find something to keep her busy at home, in the community or at Church.

She always loved having her family with her, visiting, playing cards and hearing what everyone is up to.

Betty is survived by her 6 children, Sheralyn (Warren) Rogers, Basehor, KS, Larry David (Carol) Shannon, Topeka, KS, Linda Kay Owens (Keith, deceased), Basehor, KS, Randy (Barbara) Shannon, Kansas City, KS, Jeanne (David) Caccia, Kansas City, KS, and Janiece (Terry) Huntley, Muscotah, KS. Seven grand children, Marty Arellano, Douglas (Holly) Rogers, Shannon Whalen, Angelia (Brian) Lorenz, Joel (Gena) Arellano, Chris (Kelly) Whalen and Nicholas Whalen. She is also survived by several great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by both parents, and all her siblings and her husband. What a reunion!

A visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, May 20th at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, May 21st at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105