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Blanche Shannon

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 14:00
Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas
Funeral Home: 
Funeral arrangements were coordinated through Galbreaith - Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Blanche Inez Shannon passed away July 16 after an extended stay in Peachtree Place Alzheimer’s Home, Weatherford, TX.

Blanche lived a full and varied life after her birth in 1914. She was raised, as many were at that time, working the fields and tending the livestock along with her parents and nine brothers and sisters. She married Earl H. (Bill) Shannon December 22, 1934 and their love never ended, or faltered, through 62 years of marriage and lived on in Blanche’s heart even after Bill’s death in 1996. Many loved Blanche as she loved all of her family and friends. She loved to laugh, sing and dance. She was always the gracious hostess be it for a family gathering, or for gathering and parties for husband Bill’s business connections before he retired. Her quick smile warmed people’s hearts. Blanche was a wonderful and loving wife to her husband Bill and a fantastic mother to her son Billie (Bill). All will miss her.

Survivors: Sister; Mavis Brock, Blanche’s last remaining sibling, son Billie, Grandsons Raymond and Reynold, Granddaughter Ronda, eight great grandchildren, her closest friend Mary Burton whom she loved like a daughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blanche will have a graveside service and burial at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 21 next to her husband at Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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