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Anna Mae Shannon

Funeral services for Anna Mae Shannon, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Shannon passed away at 9:16 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her home.


She was born May 23, 1940, to John L. Johnston and Mary Edith Smith Johnston.  Anna Mae was born and raised in West Plains, Missouri.  She accepted the Lord as a child and lived her life serving the Lord Jesus.  On September 14, 1957, she was married to the love of her life, John Henry Shannon, Sr., who preceded her in death on October 8, 2007.  Anna Mae and Johnny were an example of a perfect love story; they held each other and their family dear.  Anna Mae was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother; she always put the needs of her children and grandchildren above her own.  Anna was a wonderful cook and her kitchen was always open.  She made everyone that entered her home welcome and no one left without feeling a part of her family.  Anna was a perfect example of selfless love.


She is survived by five children, Janice Rice and husband, Mike, Brenda Warren and husband, Doug, Cheryl Smith and husband, Rodney, John Henry Shannon, Jr., and wife, Donna and Laura Hatten and special friend, Chet Reid; twelve grandchildren, Chant, Chris, Matthew, Kimberly, Corey, Jackie, Shay, Derreck, Sondra, John, Hallie and Tyler; fourteen great-grandchildren, Caden, Megyn, Sadie, Wayland, Harley, Ethan, Kaysen, Olivia, Lilly, Lucy, Lexi, Charlie, Jackson and Mackenzie; one sister, Mary Ann Barks and husband, Melvin; one brother, Steve Johnston and wife, Tammy; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, three brothers, Orville, Cecil and Leroy and one sister, Thelma, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Homeland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at