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Frances M. "Fran" Shannon

Frances M. "Fran" Shannon

Frances M. "Fran" Shannon, age 82, of New Hampton, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 5:30 p.m. Scripture service. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

Frances M. "Fran" Shannon was born in Elma, Iowa, on June 25, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Roche) Riley. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma, graduating in 1945. Fran was united in marriage to Paul Shannon on Nov. 10, 1947, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in St. Cecelia, Iowa. The couple lived in New Hampton and to this union four children were born. Fran was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital, the former Latours Apparel in New Hampton, and the Canteen Services at Sara Lee for 18 years. Paul died on May 17, 2001, at the age of 77.

Survivors include three sons, Terry (Vonnie) Shannon of New Hampton, Tom (Cindy) Shannon of Rochester, Minn., and Steve (Jean) Shannon of Charles City; one daughter, Maureen (Brad) Northrup of Hastings, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee (Veronica) Riley of Charles City; one brother-in-law, Bob Boos of New Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Jean Shannon of New Hampton and Marge (Gerald) Gansen of Elma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; three brothers, Joe Riley, Gerald Riley and Paul Riley; four sisters, Bernice Showalter, Marion Ales, Grace Riley, and Helen Riley.