Legena "Jean" Shannon, of White Lake, died on September 16, 2023 at her home under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice. She was 80 years old. She was born on November 26, 1942 in Antigo, a daughter of Eugene and Tilda (Fultz) Sales. She married Hugh Shannon on December 30, 1961 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. They were married for 44 years. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2005.
She was a graduate of White Lake High School with the class of 1961.
For 35 years, Jean was an administrative assistant at Kraft, retiring from Sartori.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sharing those recipes with her family.
Survivors include three children, Dan (Deyonna) Shannon, Heather (Rob) Baker, and Tammy (Joe) Stegall all of White Lake; eleven grandchildren, Corey (Melissa) Lambert, Stephanie (Chad) Parker, Rachel (Tony) Ramer, Eryn Shannon, Emily Stegall, Casey Stegall, Alex (Kristy) Lambert, Bret (Erin) Shannon, James (Megan) Stegall, Lucas (Jacob) Baker, and Nicholas (Kara) Baker; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Shannon, and a daughter-in-law, Beth Shannon.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Reverend Marvin Kindle Officiating. Burial will take place at Langlade Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the LeRoyer Hospice staff for their comfort and care of Jean.
"Thank you all for sharing your Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. No matter how she felt she was always happy to see us and wanted to hear all about our lives and what was happening. She will always be fondly remembered for her smile and warmth. With deepest sympathy and many prayers, Vicki, Beth and Bubba, Jacki Sue and Scott, and Gina and Steve"
"You were a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, cook and gardener. You always made us feel welcome and we?re like a second mother to us both as the many, many times we spent time at your house. Rest in peace Jean. We will miss you:) Tom & Cindy "