Lisa Ann Shannon, age 57, of Silex, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Mill Creek Baptist Church near Silex, with Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Burial was in the Mill Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
She was born Jan. 18, 1957 in Louisville, the daughter of Barney (Sam) and Hazel Isabelle Eoff Kelch Jr. She married Gary Lee Shannon in Bowling Green on June 30, 1984. He survives.
Other survivors include son Sean Shannon (Lexey Edwards) of Silex; daughter McKenzie Shannon (Joshua Aubuchon) of Winfield; brother Sonny Kelch of Sullivan; sisters Mary Hopke of Macon, Kathy Kelch of Center, and Connie Hurd (Freddie) of Bowling Green. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Samuel Edward Kelch.
Lisa lived in Pike and Lincoln County most of her life. She was baptized at St. Clement Catholic Church. She worked for Dr. Newton at the Bowling Green Veterinary Clinic until her children were born, at which time she chose to stay at home and raise her family.
After the children were grown, she became the kitchen manager at J.R. Diamond Restaurant. She also volunteered at the Silex School and helped out on the family farm.
She enjoyed crafting, cooking and taking care of her family.
Lisa was an inspiration to others, battling and surviving cancer four other times. She always focused her energy and attention on others, rather than her own affliction.
Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Kelch, Joshua Aubuchon, John Shannon, Scott Shannon, Wayne Shannon, and Charlie Williams.
Memorials may be made to the family of Lisa Shannon, to be used for a charity of their choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com