Obit: Shannon Burkey


Shannon “Duzz” “Punky” Lee Burkey, 36, of Durant died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Genesis Health System East, Davenport. A visitation was held Nov. 29 at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. A private family funeral was held following the visitation.

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Shannon was born in Davenport on Sept. 15, 1984, the daughter of Jeffrey Lee and Terrie Ann (Weih) Burkey. She graduated from Durant High School with the class of 2002.

Being on the national transplant registry herself, Shannon understood the importance of donation. Per Shannon’s request, she gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Shannon was a member of Risen Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport. She loved elephants and collecting chicken memorabilia. Shannon enjoyed playing card games with her family, especially Uno and Cutthroat Fish. Shannon also enjoyed drawing and acrylic painting.

Shannon is survived by her parents, Jeff and Terrie Burkey of Durant; one sister, Diane “George” Burkey of Durant; one brother, Jesse (Bryanna) Burkey of Fruitland; two nieces, one nephew; and her maternal grandfather, Dennis Weih.

Shannon was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leroy and Joann Burkey; her maternal grandmother, Edythe Weih; and her aunt, Kelly Jo Burkey.