On May 6, 2016, Shannon, 43, entered the welcoming arms of the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 10, 1972 in Lawrence to Gerald and Terry Tuckwin. She graduated from Lawrence High School, Haskell Indian Junior College, and Pittsburg State University. She was a nurse at the Haskell Health Center for seventeen years where she became the nurse supervisor. Prior to that, she was a Registered Nurse for the Douglas County Health Department. Shannon attained the rank of Commander in the Commissioned Corp which is part of the United States Public Health Service.
Shannon is survived by husband, Jake Rolland of the home, three wonderful children who adored her, Alex, Anna, and Sam, all of Lawrence, her parents, one brother, John Tuckwin (Cheryl) of Topeka and many friends and relatives.
A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 9, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Family will greet friends following the Rosary until 8:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Shipshee Cemetery, Mayetta, KS on the Potawatomi Reservation. Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Douglas County and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.