Dorothy Shannon

Dorothy Shannon


October 10, 1930 - December 25, 2021


Dorothy Shannon, 91, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 30, 2021, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy Mae Shannon was born October 10, 1930, to Frank and Henrietta (Throop) Schwartz in Redfield, SD. She grew up in Rockham, SD, and graduated from Redfield High School. After high school, Dorothy attended Dakota Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in nursing. She would later receive South Dakota Nurse of the Year.

On June 5, 1953, Dorothy was united in marriage to Ronald Shannon in Rockham.

Dorothy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Dorothy also worked with local Parkinson's organizations. She took great pride in helping others in need. One of her favorite pastimes was baking.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Patrick (Marica) Shannon of Mitchell, SD; daughter, Colleen (David) Maurer of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, three sisters, and one brother.



Wednesday, December 29, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, December 30, 2021
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Lila Eilts on January 5, 2022
I always think of Dorothy as ‘mom’. I spent many hours at the house and loved when she baked. I still use her sugar cookie recipe and smile with every bite!
Posted by Lila sexton on December 31, 2021
I knew Dorothy for 67 years and I still bake her cookie recipe and every one in Arizona fight over them you will be missed
Posted by Stephanie Sayles-Nedved on December 30, 2021
I also worked with Dorothy at Methodist Hospital and a member of the Methodist church. Dorothy always made toffee at the hospital at Christmas time...and cookies for the blood drives at the church. I swear people signed up to give blood just so they could get some of her cookies! She always packed me a zip lock bag with 2 cookies in it for my boys to take home too. A wonderful soul...
Posted by Gloria Thompson on December 30, 2021
Dorothy was the ultimate role model of the caring and compassionate nurse! As an evening supervisor at Methodist Hospital, she taught us by example. She shared Christ's love for everyone in a non-judgemental way.
We looked forward to birthdays when Dorothy would bring an awesome popcorn cake . I will always value her friendship.
Posted by shanna weiss and georgia holt on December 29, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the Shannon families, your mom would drop off baked goods at the Credit Union and we would fight over them. What a fabulous baker and beautiful soul she was.
Posted by Betty Polly on December 28, 2021
I have fond memories from Methodist Hospital and Dorothy was the kindest soul. Cherish the memories.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on December 28, 2021
My mom, (Lorraine Clark) and Dorothy worked together as nurses. I was not aware that she was from Rockham. I'm related to the Hoffman clan just west of Rockham. I was watching the memorial video, and recognized the interior of the church in Rockham. The church is no longer standing, but memories abound. REST IN PEACE DOROTHY AND THANK YOU FOR STIRRING UP SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF ROCKHAM AND MY MOM.
Posted by Scott and Barbara Phillips on December 28, 2021
Sending thoughts

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Shannon family.
Posted by Tammy Frost on December 28, 2021
Dorothy was such a sweet and caring person. Prayers for the Shannon family.
Posted by Kathy Mentele on December 27, 2021
Oh what a precious soul, Dorothy was. Always the giver and helper and such a part of Methodist Hospital.
Sign Dorothy Shannon's Guestbook
Your Name
Contents © 2022 Bittner Funeral Chapel • Website Provided by Day One Web, Inc.Privacy Policy