Marilyn Shannon

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Marilyn Shannon, nee Stauder, 86, of Belleville, IL, born September 27, 1932, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Marilyn was a retired loan servicing manager for Boatmen’s Bank. She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, Cathedral Mother’s Club, and a member and past-president of the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Stella, nee Zahn, Stauder, and a brother, Ronald (Evelyn) Stauder.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Shannon of Belleville, IL,
Stephen (Pam) Shannon of Georgia,
and David Shannon of Belleville, IL;
three daughters, Diane (Charlie Oliver) Shannon, of Fairview Heights, IL,
Janice (Michael) Forness, of Belleville, IL,
and Angela (Dave Seib) Mulholland, of Florida;
twelve grandchildren;
and ten great-grandchildren.

She had the heart of an angel,
And a voice to match!
When she started to sing,
Every breath would catch.

Now she’s singing in heaven,
With the angel’s above.
Her voice will be carried,
On the wings of a dove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mt. Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


9 Comments on Marilyn Shannon

Maury & Margie Piot said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Angie, Jan, Diane, Dave, Mike, Steve, and all, So sorry for your loss, your Angel is at peace in heaven watching over you. God Bless all of you.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Jeanne said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2019 at 5:40 PM

I love you and will miss you, Mrs. Shannon. I have such fond memories of you at various important times in my life. When I was in high school when I didn't have a mom in my life, when I got married, and when my dad died. You were there, and I thank God for you! You were very special, and a great mom/aunt to my best friends.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Marilyn and Bob Atkinson said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM

God's blessing on a good friend and a good mother. We will keep her in our prayers. Love, Marilyn and Bob Atkinson

  • New York
  • New York
Marella Stauder said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2019 at 2:53 AM

I met Marilyn when I married into the Stauder family.During mass I would hear your angel sing a solo. I would give her thanks. Mrs Bob, Sally Stauder

  • Swansea
  • IL
Marcella 'Sally ' Stauder said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2019 at 2:25 AM

Our sorrow to Marilyn's family, I first met Marilyn when I married into the Stauder family. While going to the mass at St Peters I heard the angel sing her solo.. At Bob's passing to sing for his funeral, she told me she had a stroke, I felt so sorry for her. I prayed the children would take good care of their angel.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Bernadette Dehn said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Diane, I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Patricia Combs-Mudd said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2019 at 2:51 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. May God comfort you and give you peace in your time of sorrow. God bless you all. Pat Combs (Christy and Betty Jo’s mother)

  • Belleville
  • Il
Christy Conbs said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2019 at 2:21 AM

To my “Shannon Family” sending much love and hugs to you all! Your mom was such a beautiful example of a mother. I am so very blessed to have known her. She has left an amazing legacy for all to follow. God’s blessings. Love you all, Christy Combs

  • Stanton
  • Ca
Sister Christianne (now Sister Janice) said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2019 at 11:26 PM

My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. When I had Michael and Stephen in first grade I could always count on support and help from your mom. I hope she is at peace and I pray for inner peace for each of you.

  • St. Louis
  • MO

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