Janice Jordan Shannon, 91, passed away April 25, 2013, at Sandstone Nursing Home in Little River. She was born July 16, 1921, in Little River, the daughter of Donald and Bertha Jordan.
A graduate of Lyons High School in 1939, she worked in an ammunition plant and an aircraft factory during World War II. She was a professional seamstress by profession; however, her family was her ultimate love and responsibility. She also enjoyed playing the piano, dancing, gardening and making clothes. She was a member of the Little River First United Methodist Church.
On Aug. 13, 1939, she married Dale Gossman, and they divorced at a later date. He died on Oct. 23, 1999. She married Liggett E. “Mike” Shannon on May 4, 1953. He died on Oct. 8, 2012.
Survivors include two sons, Don Gossman (Navelle), Dan Shannon (Candy); one daughter, JaDala Munson, eight grandchildren, Dan Gossman (Diana), Kristin Long (Ryan), Dale Munson (Deanna), Matthew Munson, Mary Anne Munson, JaDala Hilliard (Jason), Libby Shannon, Chelsea Shannon. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
Graveside inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Bean Cemetery in Little River. Memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. at the Little River First United Methodist Church, Little River. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place.
Old Mission–Heritage Funeral Home, Hutchinson, is in charge of service arrangements.