Vesta L. Gary Shannon, age 91 years and 11 months, went to her reward and to be with her many loved ones July 25, 2015. She was born August 25, 1923, in Delphos, KS, to Everett Allison and Maud (Barrett) Allison. She cooked for many years at Miltonvale Wesleyan College, Miltonvale, KS. For almost 60 years, she made and decorated cakes for every occasion, specializing in wedding cakes.
In 1942, she married Layton O. Gary. He passed in 1985. In 1987, she married Ernest W. Shannon. He passed in 2011. She also was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sisters, her daughter, Coleen Mills, son-in-law, Marvin Morehead, and granddaughter, Sharnelle Singleterry.
Her surviving family includes Elaine Morehead of McPherson, KS, Frank (Marlene) Gary of Hollister, MO, Wesley (Sherleen) Shannon of Ellis, KS, Norman (Elizabeth) Shannon of Kansas City, KS. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by her family and host of friends. She will be remembered for her kind willingness to help everyone she met. Her memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 10:30 AM at the Free Methodist Church in McPherson, KS. Private family burial will be in Miltonvale, KS.
Condolence cards may be sent to 1413 Oakmont, McPherson, KS 67460.
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