Shannon Lee Ashford, age 62, of Yankton, South Dakota died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Memorial services are 6:00 PM, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Jon Cooke officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc, Wisconsin at a later date.
Shannon was born September 16, 1952 in Great Falls, Montana to Mason and Nina (Burch) Ashford. She grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970. Shannon lived most of her adult life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent 10 years living in Florida caring for her parents. In 2013, she moved to Yankton where she was an in-home caregiver. Shannon enjoyed gardening, shopping and finding treasures at second-hand stores. Friends will always remember her style and great sense of humor. One of the greatest joys in Shannon's life came from the company and companionship of her many cats which she had throughout the years.
Shannon is survived by two sisters: Leslie Ashford (Tom Andruscavage) of Hartford, WI and Nancy (James) Mayfield of Cordele, GA; brother, Dan Ashford; one niece and 4 great nieces and great nephews; a step sister, Jeri Lynn Koch of Manitowoc, WI; close friends, Charleen Ward and the Becker family; many other wonderful friends; and her beloved cat, Sha Sha who by the way is looking for a new mommy.
Shannon was preceded in death by her parents.
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To the family Shannon Ashford,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,
May you Rest inPeace shannon, we will missed and You will always be in our hearts forever.
I will miss you, ... GOD BLESS YOU. Love, your brother.
So sorry to learn of your loss.
Sue (Farr) Weekes
So sorry to hear about your sister. Please contact me so we can talk.
Kathii Christensen Becker 760-375-2898 Thinking of you at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Dan and family. Sorry for your loss.
Ginny Wanish Kraak
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