Barbara Shannon, 68 of Cadiz, died Monday, Sept. 14, at her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1947 in Dennison, Ohio a daughter of the late Paul Camden Blankenship and Nora Kathleen Lucas Blankenship.

Barb was a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Ann Sowers and a brother, Leslie Wayne Blankenship.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence “J.R.” Shannon of Cadiz; two sons: Rusty Sowers of Cadiz and Tyler Shannon of Wheeling; a daughter, Jamey (Chuck) McConnell of Hopedale; a granddaughter, Breely Shea McConnell; 2 sisters: Candace (Don) Sickle of Cadiz and Linna Poole of Wintersville; a brother, Sam (Loretta) Carrothers of Bourban, Indiana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. until time of her memorial service at 4 p.m. with Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, Jewett at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Church of Christ.

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