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Mary Jane Shannon Percival
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1925
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 2008
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Mary Jane (Shannon) Percival died September 27, 2008 at a Topeka, Kansas hospital from an infection contracted in a health care setting. It was not her time to go.

She was born July 21, 1925 in Galena, Illinois to William Shannon and Rose (Studier) Shannon.

After her fathers death when she was three years old she began, against all persuasion, following her brother John to school. The Nuns at Saint Michaels Grade School acquiesced and invited her to join the fist grade class.

Upon graduating from Galena High School in 1942 at age 16, a clerical error listing her age as 21 permitted her go begin employment in the office of the Army weapons proving ground in Savanna, Illinois.

Over the next five decades she worked in industrial manufacturing and quality control. After retirement, she and her husband Don traveled throughout the Southwest managing, training and in property acquisitions for an international hotel/motel consortium. Her thoughtful and caring demeanor and sincere interest in others reaped many friends whose tears cannot fill the void left by losing her. She leaves behind two grieving children, Bill (Julie) of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and Bob of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Donald.

Internment was at St. Michaels Cemetery in Galena, Illinois.

Her family can be reached at Mary Jane Percival
Family links: 
  William Shannon (1868 - 1928)
  Rose Shannon (1890 - 1959)
  Donald William Percival (1952 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Dale Bernhardt
Record added: Jan 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32547631
Mary Jane <i>Shannon</i> Percival
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