Mildred Bell Shannon, 97

Mildred Bell Shannon, 97 years, of West Unity, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at The Inns & Villas at Fountain Park, where she was a resident.  Mildred was born February 27, 1917 in Bryan, the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie (Gorrell) Crepps.  She married Robert G. Shannon on March 28, 1937 in Butler, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1998.  Millie was a devoted wife and mother, who provided for her family in every way.  She had previously worked at Spangler Candy Company in Bryan and the former Carbon Company in West Unity.  She was a member of the Bryan First Church of Christ and the Senior Saints group at the church.  Millie was also a member of the CBS Study Club. She was a 4-H leader as well as a Cub Scout Den Leader.  Millie gave piano lessons in her home.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and making crafts.  She also enjoyed gardening and always had a beautiful flower garden.

Surviving is her son, Gary (Rosemary) Shannon of Guilford, New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, two daughters, Shenda Maneval and Deanna Gordon; one grandson, Kraig Robinson; one brother, Ira Crepps and one sister, Doris Peugot.

Visitation for Mildred Bell Shannon will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity.  Funeral services for Millie will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 in the Bryan First Church of Christ, 129 North Walnut Street, Bryan, with Pastor Larry Snavely officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.  Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the Bryan First Church of Christ, 129 North Walnut Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506 or to Community Health Professionals Hospice, 127 Blakeslee Avenue, Bryan, Ohio 43506

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