Wilmagene Shannon

wilmagene shannon
Wilmagene Robinson Shannon, 90, passed away June 10, 2018 in Lexington, KY.  She was born December 3, 1927 to the late Laurence and Hazel Robinson in Madison County, KY and lived the majority of her life in Danville.  Wilmagene was a 1945 graduate of Danville High School.  She was a retired bookkeeper from Parks Belk and Greenleaf Furniture.   She was a member of the First Chirstian Church, the Kentucky Belles and Barborsan Quartet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Shannon; a brother, Wendell Robinson; a sister, Connie Rankin and son-in-law, Mike Damron. She is survived by two daughters, Donna (Allan) Elliott, Cindy Damron; a son, Steve (Sara) Shannon; six grandchildren, Leigh Gaines, Cat Fizzell, Susan Gaines, Meg (Brandon) Durbeck, Benjamin (Rebecca) Gaines, III, Bill Shannon;  and five great-grandchildren, Olivia Missner, Alexandria Silva, Lauren Fugate, Madison Durbeck and Wyatt Durbeck.   She also had a special love for Cindy\'s dog, Sadie. There will be a private service at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.  Rev. Joey Pusateri will officiate.  Memorial donations are suggested to Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice).       Private Services  

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  1. To my sweet,funny,beautiful Mother, Thank you for the most lovely life. I now have you and my darling Mike to watch over me. I love you my sweet angel. love Cindy and Sadie

  2. To my sweet,funny,beautiful Mother. Thank you for the most lovely life that I shared with you. I now have you and my darling Mike to watch over me. My sweet Angel we love you. Cindy and Sadie

  3. So sorry to hear of Wilmagene’s passing. What a wonderful person she was and had the best sense of humor of anyone we know. She wil certainly be missed. God bless you all.

  4. Cindy you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving healing arms around all. Much love girl! Becky

  5. Mother you were always someone I could talk to and laugh with and even tell private jokes. You were very special to me and I loved you as if you were my own Mother, because you were. You will always have a special place in my heart and I’m so thankful you are at peace now. With all my love!

  6. Cindy, Steve and Family…I’m So sorry for your loss. I know how well you took care of your mom, Cindy. Here’s an extra big hug just for you! Prayers for all of you during your time of grief .

  7. This sweet lady gave our family the sweetest gift- my precious sister-in-law Cindy! Even though I only met Wilmagene a few times, it was enough to know how special and caring she is, and how alike she and our Cindy are! Love and prayers to the family….

  8. Steve, Cindy and Donna I am sorry to hear of your mom\’s passing. She was just a delight to be around when we were kids. She always had a great outlook and made everyone feel at ease. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could share words of wisdom that would make you feel better but maybe knowing you are not going through this alone will help you. I know when I lost my Mom in April I was so blessed to have my family with me. I hope you find strength in your family. Love you

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