Mike Shannon's Wife Judy Passes

It is again a sad time for Cardinals nation as Judy Shannon, the devoted wife of former player and broadcaster Mike Shannon, died Saturday night following a long illness.

SHANNON, Judith Ann

nee Bufe


Died Saturday July 28, 2007 at approximately 9:45 pm


Beloved wife of T. Michael "Mike" Shannon for 48 years.  Devoted mother of Michael (Dionne) Shannon, Timothy Shannon, Patricia Shannon (Gary) VanMatre,  Peg Shannon (Dan) Caldwell, Daniel Shannon and Erin (Kevin McGowan.


Proud and adoring grandmother of Gary, Timothy, Justin and Shannon van Matre, Michael Shannon, Maddoc, Kennedy, Hennessy and Lochlan McGowan, Ann Williamson, Issac Owsley, Laken Conyers, Nikki and Luke Caldwell.


Dearest great grandmother of Andrea, Adam and Amelia Williamson.


Loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.


Judy's first love was always her family and she happily showered them with attention, understanding, encouragement, love and laughter.  She enjoyed traveling and The Arts.


Her life and courage throughout her illness affirms the extraordinary person she was and serves a shining example to all who knew and loved her.  She truly impacted the lives of all those she met, however briefly, and will be remembered always.


She is preceded in death by her parents Bernice and Frank Bufe, and her brothers Frank Jr., and Robert Bufe.


Services are private. 


Memorials may be given to the

Mike and Judy Shannon Brain Tumor Research Fund,

Washington University School of Medicine,

Attn:  Mary Amann

660 S. Euclid

Box 8057

St. Louis, MO  63110


"On behalf of the entire Cardinals organization and its fans, we would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the Shannon family on the loss of a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - Judy Shannon," said Cardinals Chairman William O. DeWitt, Jr.

The Birdhouse staff adds our most sincere condolences to the Shannon family during this especially difficult time.

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