Yvonne M. Shannon

May 28, 1945 - November 24, 2017

Yvonne M. Shannon (nee Neitzer), age 72, of Coloma, Wisconsin, formerly of Batavia, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, surrounded by her loving family. The youngest daughter of Stephen and Margaret (nee McGrath) Neitzer, Yvonne was born on May 28, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois. She loved music and participated in the marching and concert bands before graduating from William Rainey Harper High School in June 1963. Upon graduating, she worked for the Honeywell Corporation in the Computer Division in Chicago. She was Executive Secretary to the Regional Vice President and managed the office secretarial pool. She married her husband of 49 years, Lawrence J. Shannon, on October 21, 1968. She loved cars, even owning two Ford Mustangs and rebuilding a 1929 Ford.

She always gave of herself, volunteering for parent organizations, Music Buffs and even serving as uniform chair, heading fundraising efforts to replace all of the marching band uniforms at Batavia High School. She had a deep passion and love for her family, children, grandchildren and service to others. She leaves behind a legacy of selfless service and a commitment to the schools and the children they served.

She is survived by her devoted husband Lawrence of Coloma, WI, her daughter Carey (Rich) Sloan of Aurora, IL, her son Michael (Emily) of Elgin, IL, her grandchildren Catie and Maeve Sloan and M.J. and Anne Marie Shannon, her sister Diane (Robert) Napolillo of Spring, Texas and many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1986 and her mother in 2005.

Visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. 

Funeral services will begin with prayers 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 4, 2017, from Moss Family Funeral Home, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main Street in Batavia to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the Shannon family kindly suggests a donation in Yvonne’s memory to St. Laurence School online at OR via check to 565 Standish Street, Elgin, IL 60123 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Dawn and Stanley Mandela Our prayers for God's peace are with you Larry, and your entire family. May you find comfort knowing Yvonne is at peace. Our deep condolences on the loss of your beloved.
  • Heidi Poirier/Jon Besunder Our deepest condolences to the Shannon family on the sad passing of Yvonne. We know Yvonne will be greatly missed. With much love, Heidi and Jon
  • Roy & Gloria Lorenz Rest in God's peace Y-vonee.