Education / Family Care
It is our mission to provide the families in Shelby and surrounding counties with personal and dignified services for those who have lost loved ones. We believe that in order to succeed, it is necessary for us to provide compassionate and professional care with varied funeral service, cremation options, and celebration of life services to fit one's budget and wishes. We feel that we have done that for the past 159 years, and it is our continuing goal to succeed in this mission for years and generations to come.
In 2015, Shannon Funeral Service celebrated 150 years of service to the families of this area. John Shannon, the firm's president and fifth generation of Shannons to work here says, ''Much has changed since my great great grandfather, John W. Shannon, established a funeral business in LaGrange, KY in 1865. We don't hand-craft our own wooden caskets anymore. Horse-drawn hearses have given way to motor hearses. And visitations and ''wakes'' are never at the home of the deceased like they used to be.''
Regardless of whether or not there are elaborate services or minimal services, whether the family chooses viewing of the deceased or not —our single-minded goal is to simply serve the people of Shelby County and surrounding counties because ''it's what we do, it's who we are.''