Shannon Beth Tuckwin-Rolland

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.

24 Condolences

  1. Leslie & Betsy Evans on May 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Our hearts ache for you, Terri and Jerry, and Shannon’s husband and children. If there were magic words to say to comfort you, we’d say them. Just know that friends are wiping their eyes and thinking of you.

  2. Fran Breslauer on May 8, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Tuckwin family,
    I was so saddened to read about Shannon’s death. She enjoyed a caring and loving life; and it all was too short. You all will remember good times and good deeds you shared together and may these uplift you in your time of sorrow.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Fran Breslauer, colleague of Terry
    New York City

  3. Susan Mckibben on May 8, 2016 at 7:01 am

    So deeply saddened for your loss. My condolences.

  4. Carl and Joyce Burkhead on May 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    It is with heavy hearts that we say “Good bye” to Shannon. We know she is with the Lord where there is no sickness or death but eternal life in the presence of All Mighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ and all the saints who have gone before her.
    Shannon was a great neighbor; always friendly and kind with a warm smile that endeared her to us (and many). She fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Now there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness.
    We do grieve with Jerry, Terry, Jake, Alex, Anna, Sam and others. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and others as you celebrate a lovely life and all the memories that accompany her journey with you. Take heart because you will see her again. In Christ’s love, Carl and Joyce.

  5. Michael and Anne Kincaid Scottsdale, AZ on May 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences concerning your loss of Shannon. I was fortunate to have the opportunity of working with her over many years at Haskell and know what a dedicated and caring person she was to all and will always remember her upbeat personality. Such a tragic loss in so many ways. God bless you Shannon.

    Michael and Anne Kincaid
    Scottsdale, AZ

  6. Amanda Davis on May 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Terry & Family,

    Deepest condolences from your Relay For Life family. We’re so very sorry. Please let us know if there is anything we can do during this very difficult time.

  7. Michael Daney on May 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Jerry & Terry,

    My heart goes out to both of you at this time of loss. I had the pleasure of first meeting Shannon at the age of two. Over the years I watched her grow and left this world as such a wonderful person. May their be a calm knowing that she is in a kingdom of no pain. Words can’t express anything that will take the sorrow away, but I hope that you know there are many of us that have your family in our hearts and prayers.

  8. Penny Postoak Ferguson on May 9, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Jerry, Terry, and John Mark and family: my heart is heavy. Our families go way back. I love you and we are here for you. Penny

  9. Graham Snelding on May 9, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Tuckwin family,

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. John Scott Harjo on May 9, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Coach Tuckwin and Mrs. Tuckwin and family, Shannon gave the best she had everyday to whoever she came in contact with. Shannon’s actions and speech were always positive and with a smile and this had everything to do with the upbringing that you provided. Her memory will live on with many as she is welcomed home by God Almighty. May God rest her soul and send the family a spirit of comfort and peace!
    Respectfully and broken hearted,
    John Scott Harjo

  11. Billie Foreman on May 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Condolences to you all during this time. I pray God gives you peace and comfort and the strength to get through the days.
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  12. Vay Francisco on May 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family. May God bless you and your family in this time of need. My family and I send our prayers and thoughts your way. My God shine his light upon your hearts. RIP Shannon.

  13. Haley and Berbon Hamilton on May 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Coach, Terry and Family,

    Our deepest condolences, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Tracy Rose on May 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    May every sunrise hold more promise, every moonrise hold more peace. May you always remember Shannon’s sweet and vibrant smile. May her infectious laugh be heard in your head for the rest of your life until you are reunited with her in our eternal home with the Lord. God bless you during this difficult time.

  15. James Bong on May 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Tuckwin, and John Mark; many condolences and sympathies from the Bong boys (James in Dallas, John in Houston, and Jerry in Chicago). I personally used to baby sit Shannon and John Mark when the Bong’s used to live on the corner house 8th & Arizona. May God bless and comfort all of you during this difficult and sad moment. Best wishes to all of you and may time heal the pain you are suffering and may you continue to live and cherish the happy memories of Shannon.

  16. Mary Grant on May 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Terry, Jerry, and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Shannon’s death. I can’t imagine the pain you are experiencing, but hope fond memories will comfort you and help replace the sadness in time. I remember Shannon as a hard-working young mother, totally dedicated to her children, and I know you must be so very proud of her.
    Keeping you and your whole family in my prayers,
    Mary Grant

  17. Jayne Polcyn on May 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I will always remember that little girl’s sparkly eyes, contagious smile, and fun-loving spirit. Love and prayers to your family.

  18. Leslie Tuckwin-Haynes on May 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    My heart aches for all of you. I am sorry that Shannon had to suffer all of this in her young life. Her strength was beyond admirable. My love, my heart and prayers are with you through this difficult time and through all the days to come. I hope you receive all the love and support you need from friends family , and our Grand Creator. I have faith and hope that one day we’ll see each other again with no more sickness, tears and no more pain. Although I am so far away, I want you to know I miss and love you all.

  19. Debbie Shafer on May 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Terry and Gerald.
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter.
    She is with God now. She is cancer free. You will see her again
    one day. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one.
    I lost my dad three years ago and my granddaughter.
    Your family is on our prayers. Jason and Christopher send
    their condolences and their love.
    Sincery the Shafer Family. Harry Debbie Jason Christopher.

  20. tomy o ballou on May 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Coach and Mrs. Terry so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl, I only met her a couple of times but she had/has a Beautiful Spirit, Thanks for sharing her w/ us. Yall are such a Blessing to many of us, Take Care wish I could be there for her CELEBRATION OF LIFE service, May God bless/comfort! xoxo!

  21. Deb Werts on May 11, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Tuckwin family,

    We were deeply saddened to read the news of Shannon’s death. We have so many fond memories of her and the kids from the Pinckney years and can only imagine the pain you all must be feeling…our thoughts are with you.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Deb & Bob Werts family

  22. The Johnny's West Staff on May 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    To Alex and the Tuckwin Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Although we did not know her well, Shannon must have been an amazing person to have raised such a wonderful son. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you at all.

  23. ck on May 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    My sincere condolences in the passing of Shannon, devoted wife, loving mother and sister, extended relatives and friends, who will sorely miss her. God promises that soon, He will get rid of death forever, never having to bury our loved ones (1 Corinthians 15:26) as you all continue to mourn her passing, keep Shannon close in heart as you all await the fulfillment of this promise.

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