Jocelyn M. Shannon, 94, of Maxwell, Texas, passed away on Jan. 11, 2015. She was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Guadalupe County, Texas, to Edwin and Rosalia (Laechelin) Foerster.
She attended high school in Marion, Texas and married Frank B. Shannon, Jr. (USAF) on May 17, 1941 and for 23 years she lived the life of an Air Force wife. In 1959 they moved to Maxwell, Texas and joined F
irst Lutheran Church of San Marcos, where she was a member of the Sarah Circle. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking and canning. Jocelyn sewed for her family, as well as volunteering her time sewing and quilting for the Lutheran World Relief organization.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Frank B. Shannon, Jr. (USAF) (1999) and her son, Robert Shannon (2010).
She is survived by her son, Paul Shannon and wife, Antonia, of Universal City, Texas; two daughters, Donna Andrew and husband, Douglas, of San Antonio, and Karen Moreland and husband, Hugh, of Ft. Worth; daughter-in-law, Patricia Shannon of Palacios, Texas; sister, Betty Fischer and husband, Ervin, of Seguin; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in San Marcos, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, with the Rev. Ann Koopmann officiating. Interment to follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 130 W. Holland Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
The family appreciates the loving care given by the staff at Pleasant Garden Assisted Living in McQueeney, Texas.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 353-4311.