Joyce Ilene Shannon 1922 - 2012 Holmes Beach

Joyce Ilene Shannon, 90, Holmes Beach, passed away September 5, 2012. Ms. Shannon was born April 5, 1922 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. She was a graduate of the Teachers College in Kansas and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, Following her graduation she taught grades 1-8 for 2 years in a one room schoolhouse in Kansas. She then joined the U.S. Navy during WWII serving with the WAVES. Ms. Shannon has been a resident of the Island part-time since 1944 coming from Kansas and permanent since 1964 coming from New York. She worked as the Advertising Manager for the Madison Drug & Liquor Co. in Tampa for ten years, Advertising Manager of Rexall-Liggett’s Southeast Chain of Stores, Art Director of the National Bellas Hess of New York City, as a Real Estate Broker & Associate on Anna Maria Island since 1965. She was and also a member of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post # 24 of Bradenton. Ms. Shannon is survived by her cousins. Funeral services were held at 6 P.M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton with final honors by the United States Navy. Interment will be private at Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton. Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Association, 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, Florida 34221.
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