Shannon P. Easter peacefully passed from this world on June 20, 2016, surrounded by loved ones, in her own home.
Beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend, she is survived by her mother, Barbara Chambers Pollard, her daughter, Alison Jade Easter, her brothers, Thad McLellan Pollard and William Brant Pollard (wife Mary Louise Pollard), her nieces and nephews, Alethea Miranda Rothert, Chelsea Nicole Pollard, Jessica Leigh Pollard, Graham William Pollard, her grand-niece and nephew Harmony Kathryn Rothert and Jake William Rothert, dear friend and ex-husband David Paul Easter, and countless friends.
She is proceeded in death by her father, Robert William Pollard.
Shannon was born on July 5, 1958, to Barbara Chambers Pollard and Robert William Pollard, in Parma, Ohio. In her early years, her family moved to Riverside, California, where she grew up. They subsequently moved to Bryan, Ohio, where she graduated from high school. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Miami of Ohio. She also got a Masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. In 2010 she received The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding professional accomplishments for her contributions to social work in Columbus.
Shannon spent her life giving to others, in service to others, eventually ending up as Director of Clinical Services at The Faith Mission, where she passionately focused on every client being treated with dignity and respect. She was the epitome of the concept of blooming where you are planted, and whatever and whomever she touched or worked with grew beautifully from the contact.
She laughed large and loved big. She never stopped fighting for social justice in her life and her work. She had a unique, gentle way of helping friends, loved ones, and strangers through the difficulties and challenges of their lives. She will be sorely missed.
Memorial Service arrangements are pending, and have been entrusted to the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either The Faith Mission, where Shannon ended her long career of giving, or The Kobacker House, the hospice where Shannon spent time before coming home.