Carol G. Shannon, the daughter of Clara (Jackson) and Gerald Horton, was born May 24, 1940 in Franklin County, Nebraska. She departed this life on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Franklin Care & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin, Nebraska at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 10 days.
A lifelong resident of the area, Carol received her formal education attending rural country schools and graduated from the Riverton High School with the class of 1957. Carol was united in marriage with Harold Lee “Short” Shannon on September 18, 1958 at Riverton. This union was blessed with three sons, Howard, Hal and Herbert. They made their home farming in the Riverton area. Carol was always very active in the community and drove the Riverton school bus for many years. In the early 1980’s she began her employment with the Webster County Community Hospital, working in the housekeeping department until her retirement.
Carol pursued a number of interests and activities in her spare time. In her younger years she enjoyed playing sports and especially softball. She was actively involved for years singing in a ladies trio around the area for many different occasions. Both she and Short were passionate sports fans, following their grandchildren’s activities as well as all of the Nebraska Huskers teams. In love for her family was immeasurable and she especially cherished the time they spent together. Carol’s personality was pervaded by her genuine kind, loving and positive spirit and she will be deeply missed.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Gerald and Clara Horton, and her husband, Short, on April 10, 2006.
Left to treasure her memory are her sons, Howard of Red Cloud, Hal of Riverton, Nebraska and Herb and Kay of Inavale, Nebraska; 8 grandchildren, Dylan Shannon, Justin (Megan) Weaver, Heath Shannon and Sadie Dallman, Shea Shannon, Haley Shannon, Brady Miner, Chris Miner and April, and Derek Miner and Kelsey; 6 great grandchildren, Kameron and Kendall Miner, Ruger and Wesson Jones, Braxton Bretton and Ronan Weaver. Also surviving are her brother, Bob Horton and wife, Donna, of Hastings, Nebraska, and daughters, Nicole and Kristen Birnie and husband, Sonny, and children, Josiah and Taylor; other relative and a host of friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., July 9, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Baron Cole and Rev. Nancy Cole officiating. Interment was at the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Nebraska.
A memorial fund has been established by the family.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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