Mary B. (Pieken) Shannon-McLean
July 2, 1923 - August 27,2012
A memorial service to Celebrate the life of Mary McLean, 89, of Charleston, will take place on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberti condo, 63250 Roosevelt Road in Charleston, with pastor Don Berney of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship presiding. Some of Mary's favorite dishes will be enjoyed following the celebration of her life. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay with a private inurnment to take place at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Coos Bay at a later date.
Mary was born , the 4th of 5 children, on July 2, 1923 in Messina, Iowa, to William Pieken and Emma ( Martin ) Pieken. She passed away peacefully on August 27, 2012 in Bandon.
At birth, Mary was a mere 2 ½ lbs with a strong will to survive. She graduated from high school in Atlantic, Iowa. She married Darrell D. Shannon. They would later move to Coos Bay where they raised their three daughters. Mary cooked for the Coos Bay schools until her and Darrell purchased a motel in Gold Beach. She was a successful business partner as well as being very active in several organizations including Lions, Elks and the Ophir Women's Club. Following Darrell's death, Mary married George L. McLean. They traveled the world and loved to entertain in their home in Ophir.
Cooking, baking, fudge making and feeding family and friends were the highlights of Mary's life! She most enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always had cookies awaiting their arrival.
Mary had a positive outlook on life and was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great granny grandma. She will be missed dearly by all of her friends and family.
Mary is survived by her daughter Jacque Shields and her husband Butch of Charleston; daughter, Debbie Turner and her husband Bob of Philomath; grandchildren Troy Shields of Portland, Todd Shields of Bend, Kyle Turner of Philomath and Shanna ( Turner ) Allen of Philomath; and great grandchildren Cade, Colby and Charlie Shields of Bend, Coulten and Jasper Turner of Philomath and Summer and Hollis Allen of Philomath.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents William and Emma Pieken; her husbands Darrell Shannon and George McLean; and her daughter Cheryl.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayfh.com and www.theworldlink.com. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.