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Ruby Claire Shannon Johnson
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1887
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1975
Madison County
Illinois, USA

The daughter of Charles Burnett Shannon and Frances "Fannie" Wilson, "Claire" married Roy Johnson on 08 Jul 1906. They were the parents of 1 child.

Claire was a homemaker. Roy was a sheet metal worker in Batchtown before moving to Alton in 1924. He continued his to work in his trade and was employed by Shell Oil Company for 15 years. After he retired from Shell, he took a job at the Alton State Hospital where he worked for 10 years.

Roy died in 1953.

Claire was in failing health from July of 1974 until her death at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was 88 years and 22 days old.

She was survived by 1 daughter, Bernice of East Alton; 1 grandson; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Irene Shave of Galesburg, Illinois, and Sarah Funk of Hardin, Illinois.

Visitation was held after noon on 20 Feb 1975 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services were conducted there at 1 p.m. that afternoon. Claire was buried next to her husband, Roy.

Children: 1 daughter.

Mother of:
Bernice Johnson

Claire's siblings:
James H. Shannon
Myrtle Shannon
Lucy Shannon Whitten
Sarah Jane Shannon Funk
May "Abigail" Shannon Schlanker
Irene Shannon Shave
Burnett S. Shannon
Gilbert Shannon
Family links: 
  Charles Burnett Shannon (1847 - 1933)
  Frances Wilson Shannon (1861 - 1946)
  Roy Lorenzo Johnson (1881 - 1953)*
  Myrtle Shannon Foval (1882 - 1955)*
  Sarah Jane Shannon Funk (1884 - 1979)*
  Ruby Claire Shannon Johnson (1887 - 1975)
  May Abigail Shannon Schlanker (1892 - 1914)*
  Gilbert Leroy Shannon (1901 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Wilson Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55320777
Ruby Claire <i>Shannon</i> Johnson
Added by: Lynn Marie Vint
Ruby Claire <i>Shannon</i> Johnson
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