Shanna Renee Dotson

December 30, 1975 ‒ August 27, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Shanna Renee Dotson, age 43 of Marion, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Shanna was born in Marion on December 30, 1975, the daughter of Jerry and Shelvy (Phillips) Dotson. She graduated from Tri-Rivers.

Shanna was loving and compassionate. She dedicated her time to volunteering once a week at Voice of Hope, helping young families care for their children. She had an admiration for dolphins, and enjoyed collecting anything related to them. Country music was a love of Shanna, especially the music of Holly Dunn and Kenny Chesney. Shopping was also a favorite pastime for her as well.

She is survived by her loving mother, Shelvy Dotson; her brother, D (Sue) Dotson; aunt of: Brooke Dotson, Dustin Shrader, Megan (Cyrus) Noel, and Erika (Brandon) Bruns; great aunt of: Bayleigh Dotson, Alessia Noel, Gavin Shrader; boyfriend, Jimmie Travis, best friend, Molly (her dog); and 6 aunts and 3 uncles.

Shanna is preceded in death by her father, Jerry Dotson and paternal and maternal grandparents.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 2:30PM to 4PM; Funeral service will immediately follow at 4PM with Pastor Barkley Slone officiating.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Dotson family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Shanna god has called you home too soon, at least we got all these years together. You are a great hearted person who we are happy to have had in our lives. And I’m convinced that heaven is going to love having you amongst them as well. We all know you are going to be our guardian angel from above. And dont worry about your mom I’m going to watch over her and take care of her always. We love you with all our hearts and we’re going to miss you til the end of time. Til we meet again. Fly high with the angels. R.I.P

  • Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold in your hearts forever. Shanna was one of the nicest people I have ever met and I am so sorry your family and loved ones are going through this. Stay strong Dotson’s. <3

  • My heart goes out to the family I will greatly Miss Shanna we were good friends and I’ll never forget our conversations going to lunch or dinner hanging out going thrift store shopping we are always there for each other and I will greatly greatly miss her

  • Aunt Shanna I don’t know how to let this sink in that you got called home to god.
    But I will be there for grandma we all will she needs us more than ever.
    I still can’t believe this at all, you were so young.
    I will cherish all the memories I have of you and the memories you had with my kids I know they will miss you dearly.
    And i will never let them forget about you, I will see you again but until then fly high with grandpa and grandma Bee❤

  • Our hearts and prayers are with Shanna’s family, as they try to find the strength to endure the loss of such a beautiful soul. Her kind heart and sense of humor will be missed by many. May she rest easy and be reunited with those we lost before her.

  • We send our sincerest condolences to Shelby and her family. It is never easy losing someone so special. It’s a joy to know she is with Jesus and seeing her dad, my cousin Jerry. How sweet is that…
    Take care of yourself Shelby and may God Bless you and your family.

  • Shanna May you fly high with your new wings..Called home too soon, We will never forget you, Cuz.. We love you

  • My sweet niece, so kind, caring and loving to all those you knew.
    You were so much like your Grandma Phillips, seeing the best in others, no matter how they were to you. Your love for horses was just like your paw paw Phillips.
    Your love for your nieces showed in all you did for them. Your special love you had for all the babies born into the family, you made them like your own. You gave of yourself beyond measure.
    Your uncle Bud will never forget you. You always took time for him and with him, sharing your love of country music with him.
    You suffered so much in your short life from illnesses to emotional scars of losing those you dearly loved that went on before you. You have battled many things in your life but maintained that upbeat smile.
    I’m truly gonna miss how you called out my name whenever you saw me. I was so happy when you shared that moment with me, when you gave your life to God. Now I know my prayers will be answered for all the rest of your cousins, nieces and nephews to follow your example of faith in God . God spoke to you and led you from your fears and fear of death to a living hope that will forever be in your loving mothers heart.
    You and your mom was the perfect example of love between a mother and her daughter. She is going to miss you so much. But, I’m sure God will give her comfort and understanding in time. Your brother Gary loves and will miss the times he joked with you, his way of showing love to his little sis.
    Your memory and love will live on in all those who knew you best. You made memorable impressions on all those who knew you, from teachers to bosses and co-workers.
    Shanna, you lived, you loved, you forgave, you were born again. And now, your spirit is with God, We all will be united someday and live eternally in a place called Heaven, never more to die. You have won the race in this life and came out victorious, a life eternally. I hope all our loved ones will also want to be with God for eternity and live their lives according to God’s will and not their own and win this same victory.
    Shanna, I will miss your sweet spirit but I have hope I will see your again. I sense the peace that you are in right now and give God all the glory.
    You left us too soon according to all of us. But you are right on time in God’s eyes. In time we all will celebrate your life. But for now, we must take time to grieve losing you so soon.
    Until we meet on Heaven’s shore. we all will miss you terribly. I love you Shanna,
    Your aunt Pat. P.S. our secret revealed.( Your mom’s gonna be O.K. )
    Shanna, I feel so blessed to have been part of your life

  • My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Shanna’s family. I volunteer with Shanna at the Voice of Hope in Marion. I truly enjoyed the short time I knew her. So very kind and loving. Also had a connection with her because she went to Ridgedale. May you find peace that only God can give.