JOHNSON CITY - C. Shannon Dimitt, age 77, died in Johnson City, KS, on January 26, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born to Mary Margaret Jones and Victor Thomas Dimitt in Garden City, on November 1, 1942.
Shannon attended school in Stanton County, graduating in 1960. He attended college part-time at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS, majoring in mathematics, while running the family farm. He ran the farm until his retirement in 2011. Shannon obtained his pilot’s license in 1969. Shannon married Karla Kay Raile on April 9, 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Karla Dimitt of Johnson; two daughters, Megan Merritt of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Mallory DeVol of Parker, CO; one son, Kyle Dimitt of Denver, CO; and one sister, Barbara Dimitt of Wichita, KS. Shannon was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, William Wesley Dimitt and Robert Victor Dimitt.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. January 31, 2020, at the Stanton County Senior Center in Johnson. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Visitation is 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. January 30, 2020, at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Memorial contributions may be given to the Stanton County Community Foundation, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715 Johnson, KS 67855. The family asks that contributions be earmarked for local residents seeking treatment for cancer. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.