Helen Shannon, 79, of Indianola, Iowa, died of cancer Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Indianola.

Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola.

Private burial of cremains will be in IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 to 8, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Born Oct. 18, 1932, in Carroll, she was a daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Wiedemeier) Baumhover.

She is survived by three sons, Frank Shannon and wife Jeannette, Kevin Shannon and Sean Shannon and wife Brenda; a daughter, Kelly Swift and husband Joe; five granddaughters; a brother, Kenneth Baumhover and wife Karen of Maple River; and two sisters, Mary Feldmann and husband Robert of Carroll and Mildred Schelle of Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Shannon; two brothers, Vincent and Larry Baumhover; and two sisters, Dorothy Wegman and Lois Polking.