Shannon Irene Trausch

of Harrison, AR

July 25, 1960 - February 19, 2021

Harrison, Arkansas resident Shannon Irene Trausch passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, with her loving husband Del by her side. Shannon was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Ronald and Netha (Juhl) Brada, on July 25, 1960. As the oldest of three children and the only girl, she grew up with lots of brotherly love and teasing.

Shannon attended Grundy Center High School and graduated in 1978. She had a successful career of over 35 years in the medical and dental healthcare field. She excelled at managing numerous administration multi-unit, surgical, optometric, and medical specialty environments. Shannon most recently served as the practice administrator for Heartland Eye Clinic in Harrison. In addition to her successful career in the medical field, she loved antiques and had amazing style. Shannon was able to showcase her talents when she owned and operated the interior design company, Steel Magnolia's, in downtown Harrison. Shannon appreciated antiques and loved to find treasures for her clients.

Throughout her life, Shannon possessed a deep love for animals. She loved caring for and riding horses during her life, raising quarter horses as a young girl. She also showed her love for the animals of Harrison. Shannon served as the board president of the Ozark Humane Society. During her tenure, she was instrumental in changing the direction of the organization to a no-kill shelter that has provided loving homes to hundreds of adopted cats and dogs. In addition, Shannon established the ''Cause for Paws'' thrift store that provides the funding for the non-profit Humane Society and was heavily involved in creating the low-cost spay and neuter program.

Shannon leaves to mourn her adoring husband, Del Trausch; her parents, Ronald and Netha Brada, of Iowa Falls, Iowa; her brothers, Mark Brada Avon, Indiana and Matthew Brada of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her aunt, Sandra (Juhl) Meng, of Harrison; her step-son, Kevin Corrigan, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ozark Humane Society, 5147 Rock Springs Road, Harrison, AR 72601, on Shannon's behalf.

Burial services will be announced at a later date.

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Christeson Funeral Home
519 North Spring Street
Harrison, AR  72601