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Obituaries

Obituaries

Larry Damon Shannon 1939 - 2008 Butler, Mo.

Funeral services for Larry Damon Shannon, 69, Cleveland, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery, rural Amsterdam.Mr. Shannon died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Hospice House of Kansas City, Mo.He was born April 16, 1939, in Merwin, the son of Glenn Damon and Doris Mae Trued Shannon.He attended Miami R-1 High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia.Mr. Shannon was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He worked on the family farm from 1961 to 1976, then served as president of Citizens Bank from 1976 to 2004 and chief executive officer from 2004 to 2008.He was a member of the Missouri Bankers Association, the Cattlemen's Association and Merwin Christian Church.He married Norma Jean Welston on Dec. 24, 1959, in Merwin. She survives.Other survivors include a son, Randy, Drexel; two daughters, Kelli Koberlein, Lawrence, Kan., and Angela Blume, Louisburg, Kan.; two brothers, Denny and CJ; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.The family suggests memorials to Hospice House of Kansas City, West Point Cemetery or Merwin Christian Church, sent in care of the chapel, 1301 N. Orange St., Butler, MO 64730.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://schowengerdtchapel.com">schowengerdtchapel.com</a>.