Shannon Lee Green

November 13, 1934 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 86)


Shannon Green was born on November 13, 1934, the son of Kyle and Ruby Annan Green. He was reared on the family farm near Westboro, Missouri and graduated from Westboro High School in 1952.

After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 1956, he was married to Marylan Wahlers. During this time two children were born:  Shannon, Jr. and a daughter Kathy. The next 16 years were spent as a teacher and counselor in the St. Louis Public School system, at the same time completing a master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University in 1963. In the 60’s while in St. Louis, he was active with Boy Scouts, house remodeling, church, and various other part-time jobs. 

After moving to the Jamesport area in 1972 he was in a farming partnership for 10 years. The first seven of those years were spent as a counselor at Gallatin High School before moving on to Maysville High School for two years as a counselor.  In 1985 he and Barbara Curry Green married forming a blended family. The next 14 years were spent at North Central Missouri College as a Counselor and Academic Advisor. This completed his career of nearly 45 years in education, retiring in the year 2000 at age 65.

At the time of his death, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Trenton where he was active over the years, including singing in the choir.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home and the following children: Shannon Green, Jr. and wife Diane of Gladstone, MO; Kathy Green Karr and husband Allan of Larkspur, CO; Les Skinner and wife Rhonda of Marion, KY; Alliena Taylor of Joplin, MO; Mel Skinner and wife Nancy of Marthasville, MO; and Steve Curry and wife Cassi of Bentonville, AR. He was also blessed with 22 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He had one brother, Carrol Green (now deceased) and wife Dorothy of Westboro, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Trenton.  Masks and social distancing is suggested.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.  The family requests no flowers; instead, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Trenton. Online condolences may be left at

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Memorial Service
December 31, 2020

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Trenton)

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