Sister M. Floria Shannon, BVM died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Virtual Visitation, Sharing of Memories, and funeral services were Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
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She was born on Aug. 7, 1937, in Manly, Iowa, to William and Florence (Reid) Shannon. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on Sept. 8, 1956, from Holy Family Parish, Mason City, Iowa. She professed first vows on Feb. 3, 1959, and final vows on July 16, 1964.
Sister Floria served the congregation as administrator of the Mount Carmel Motherhouse and as receptionist in the Caritas Center and the BVM Center, all in Dubuque. She was an elementary teacher in Davenport, Iowa; Chicago; and East Moline, Ill., where she also served as vice-principal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother Lillian; brothers John, William (Ardella), James (Marilyn), and Joseph (Rhinda) Shannon; a sister Lucy Donnelly; and a brother-in-law Paul Christensen.
She is survived by sisters Mary Kathleen Christensen, Marshalltown, Iowa; Elizabeth “Betty Jane” (Gene) Novak, Broomfield, Colo.; Lillian (Jim) Brown, Florence, Ky.; Sheila (Dan) Adams, Mason City; and Alice (Phil) Dougherty, Dougherty, Iowa; brothers Francis (Cathy) Shannon, Mason City; Robert Shannon, Waterloo, Iowa; Harry (Pam) Shannon, Mason City; Thomas (Kae) Shannon, Mason City; and Dennis (Sandy) Shannon, Rockford, Ill.; sister-in-law Dola Shannon, Mason City; nieces; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 63 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or online at https://www.bvmsisters.org/support_donate.cfm.M. Floria Shannon eulogy