Shannon LaRene (Mann) Hoffman, 75 was born January 8, 1944. She died November 26, 2019, at Crest View Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska, where she spent her younger years on the family farm South of Chadron.
Her parents were Thomas E. and Evelyn Ruth (Walcott) Mann. Grandparents were Edwin and Edna Mann, and Edward and Katherine Walcott. All great grandparents settled in Dawes County.
Shannon attended 11 years of school at Chadron Prep, then graduated from Chadron High School in 1954. She attended Chadron State College and finished her college years at Bringham Young University. She worked at the Harold B. Lee Library in Utah until she retired. She moved to Rushville, Nebraska, and worked for the Rushville Public Library from 1997 until 1999.
She married Richard Wallman and Mel Garret. Both these marriages ended in divorce. On April 4, 1990, she married James Casper Hoffman. She lived five happy years with Jim, until ill health took his life.
Shannon was preceded in death by husband James Hoffman, Jr., her parents, and a brother, Charles E. Mann.
Surviving is a daughter Trixie and husband Tom Waller of Monahans, Texas. Grandsons Michael Brunage and Tyler Wills and wife Marina, and great granddaughter Graceland, two sisters Mary Frances and Larry Waldron of Rushville and Katherine Galey of Chadron, along with nieces and nephews. Special mention is given to Robert and Rachel Galey, who spent many hours giving Shannon care.
A service of remembrance will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at Chamberlain Chapel at 10:00 a.m. in Chadron, Nebraska. A memorial has been established and donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron NE 69337.