LaJean Mae (Robertson Diacon) Shannon
LaJean Mae (Robertson Diacon) Shannon, of Ada (formerly Perkins), passed away on January 14, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Mill Creek on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Kenneth McCarthick and Rev. Mike Cannon. Burial will follow at Troy Cemetery in Troy, immediately following the service. Services are under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. She was born on April 4, 1923 in Paden, Okla. She attended school at Mason, Okla., but had to stop her education due to a debilitating illness her mother acquired and stayed home to take care of the family. On May 31, 1940 she married Elbie Vernon Shannon in Wewoka. In 1960, she and her husband built and operated Lawnview Nursing Home in Tishomingo. During this period of her life, she went back to school and got her certification as a nursing home administrator. They later owned and operated Burgerland Restraunt in Davis. They then retired and moved to Perkins where they lived for most of the remaining years. She accepted Christ in 1954. She was baptized and joined the Emanuel Baptist Church in Davis. In 1955, she began serving in her church as a teacher especially with children ministries. Shortly after joining the church they moved to Tishomingo where they volunteered to go to Bullard Chapel and start a Baptist Mission and this is now a flourishing church and doing well. After three years at Bullard Mission, they moved membership back to Tishomingo First Baptist Church and remained there until moving back to Davis and finally Perkins, but were always active in church wherever they were. LaJean was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, LaVelle (Morgan) and George Diacon; father, Oatha Ray Robertson; her husband, Elbie Shannon; son, Frankie Shannon; daughter-in-law, Diana Shannon; son-in-law, Bobby Hudgens; three sisters, Georgia Austin, Treva Pruitt, Loretta Goodin; brother, Glen Diacon and two infant brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Andrea Hudgens of Ada; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clay Shannon and wife, Barbara of Wynnewood, Ron Shannon and wife, Linda of Wynnewood; daughter-in- law, Judy Shannon; three sisters, Susie Miller, Barbara Huckleberry and Joan Osborn; one brother, James Robertson; sister in law, Frances Diacon; eight grandchildren and spouses, Terry Shannon, Sheryl Keck and husband, Randy, Kyle R. Shannon, Tracy Shannon, Lewis Shannon and wife, Stacy, Shelby Hudgens and wife, Sarah, Christin Yarbrough and husband, Jason, J. Kyle Shannon and wife, Allison; 41 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.