September 7, 1930 - November 26, 2020
Wanda L. Shannon, age 90, of Iola, Kansas passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. Wanda Lee Dockweiler was born September 7, 1930, at Nortonville, Kansas. She was the fifth of five children born to Frank Dockweiler and Anna Mae (Sebring) Dockweiler. She grew up in Atchison County, with her family living in Effingham and Valley Falls. Wanda graduated from the Atchison County Community High School in Effingham with the class of 1948. Wanda then attended Cloud County Community College. On July 23, 1950, Wanda was united in marriage to Raymond G. Shannon at Nortonville, Kansas. Their union was blessed with six children. Wanda and Raymond first made their home in rural Atchison, later moving to Topeka for a number of years before moving to Bolivar, Missouri. In 1981, Wanda and Raymond moved to Iola for Raymond’s work. Wanda worked as a nurse’s aide in Topeka and then in Iola, before going to work in the food services at Jefferson Elementary for sixteen years. Wanda was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Iola. Wanda loved people, and she kept busy with her bowling league, bridge clubs and as a volunteer at the Allen County Hospital. She loved collecting and trying out new recipes for her family. Family holidays will be incomplete without her sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving and cranberry salad at Christmas. She also enjoyed quilting and working outside in her garden. As empty nester’s Wanda and Raymond found themselves taking in stray cats and dogs, their care and concern along with other caring people of Allen County gave way to ACARF (Allen County Animal Rescue Facility). She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Doug Shannon on October 11, 2007, and a daughter, Susan Shannon on May 17, 2015. Wanda was also preceded by three brothers, Dick, Tom and Gene; and one sister, Violet Mahaffey. Wanda is survived by her husband of seventy years, Raymond, of the home; son, Patrick Shannon of Iola; three daughters, Joyce Warren and husband, Dan of Berryton, Kansas, Judy Baker and husband, Tim of Iola and Peggy Voyles of Calhoun, Georgia; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service honoring Wanda’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola, Kansas 66749. Wanda’s family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until the start of the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to ACARF, contributions may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Wanda L. Shannon, age 90, of Iola, Kansas passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. Wanda Lee Dockweiler was born September 7, 1930, at Nortonville, Kansas. She was the fifth of five children born... View Obituary & Service Information
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