Shannon Melkin is one of the pre-made deceased ancestral Sims who resided during her lifetime in Belladonna Cove, the neighborhood shipped with The Sims 2: Apartment Life. She was the wife of Dmitri Melkin, the mother of Leandra Rutherford (née Melkin), the grandmother of Marissa Cleveland (née Rutherford) and Geoff Rutherford, and the great-grandmother of Justin Cleveland. Shannon is completely resurrectable, even though she doesn't have a grave. She has the Romance aspiration, and the Gemini zodiac sign. As far as personality, Shannon is very active and quite outgoing. But she is somewhat sloppy, and quite serious and grouchy.
According to Shannon's SimDNA in SimPE, her hair was red before it turned grey. According to her age data, she had 13 days left in the elder life stage when she died. Shannon's facial structure is almost, if not identical to the 13th Maxis face template in Create a Sim. Unlike several other married ancestors from Apartment Life who have memories of their spouses, she only has Mystery Sim memories. However Shannon still has memories of her granddaughter Marissa getting engaged and married.
The source of the name Shannon is the Shannon River in Ireland. The word shannon is derived from Gaelic sean, meaning old or wise, and abhann, meaning river.