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Gladys Katherine Shannon

March 30, 1927 July 6, 2020
Gladys Katherine Shannon
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Gladys Katherine Shannon 93, of Ardmore, TN passed peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Limestone Health and Rehab, Athens, Alabama.

Gladys was born early on a Wednesday morning, March 30, 1927 in Prospect, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Knox Colston and Nancy Littrell Colston.

She was a member of Ardmore First Baptist Church and a starting guard on the Ardmore High School girl's basketball team.

Education was Gladys's passion, turning numerous mirrors into windows during a life of teaching at East Limestone High School and Limestone County Career Technical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years-John Ronald Shannon; one brother and a grandson.

Gladys is survived by her daughters, Shana Dee Sutherland and Sheila Dean Smith Hawkins; one grandson and three great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, AL at 11:00 AM with Pastor Rick Shannon officiating.

In lieu of flowers Gladys would have been moved with a thoughtful donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to end childhood cancer.

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