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Blanche Shannon

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 2:00pm
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, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

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