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Betty Lou Nelson Shannon
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1925
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 2010

Shannon, Betty Lou of St. Louis, Missouri died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 84.

Betty was born in Alhambra, California, July 22, 1925, to W. Henry and Pearl (Self) Nelson. She attended Buffalo High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1942. She later attended Drury College and Washington University.

On December 28, 1944, she married George R. Shannon. During his days in the U.S. Air Force they lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, Rapid City, South Dakota and Harlingen, Texas.

Upon his discharge from the service they returned to Joplin, Missouri, later being transferred to Neosho, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Shannon was employed by GMAC fro 28 years, retiring at the same time her husband retired from Southwestern Bell in 1983. Mrs. Shannon was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and was a patron of various charitable institutions and educational facilities.

At her request she was an anatomical donor of her body to St. Louis University Medical School to further medical science. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Those desiring may make contributions to the George R. and Betty L. Shannon pre-med scholarship at Drury University, 900 Benton, Springfield, MO 65802, or to College of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO. 65726

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 15, 2010 
Family links: 
  W Henry Nelson (1896 - 1953)
  Pearl S Nelson (1898 - 1986)
  George Robert Shannon (1922 - 2010)
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: St. Louis University Medical School
Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
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