Thomas J. “Jim” Shannon 1939 - 2009 Pleasant Valley, Mo.

Paid family tribute

Thomas J. “Jim” Shannon, 70, of Pleasant Valley, MO, passed away November 22, 2009.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by funeral services at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North M-291 Hwy, Liberty, MO. Burial in Glenridge Cemetery. 
Jim was born September 26, 1939 in Topeka, KS.  He graduated from Lawrence High in 1957 and LeTourneau College in 1962 with an engineering degree.  For over 25 years he and his wife owned and operated Ark Automotive in Kansas City, MO. 
He enjoyed cars, hunting, fishing, bbq and singing in a quartet, and will always be remembered for his smile and his faith in God. 
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Warren Davis and Thomas Shannon. 
His memory will be cherished by his wife of 45 years, Bertha H. Shannon; daughter and son in law, Sheri and Robert Hamilton; grandchildren, Mallory and Isaac Hamilton, all of Kansas City; cousins, Rhetta Jo and Rich Noever of Lawrence, KS; 2 half sisters, Betty Shannon and Patsy Lynch and many other family and friends. 
In lieu of flowers and in appreciation for the gift of life that his wife received, the family suggests contributions to St. Luke’s Foundation Heart Transplant Fund, 4225 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64111. 

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.