Shane J. Penley


JOHNSTON CITY — Shane J. Penley, 33, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Shane was born on May 2, 1986, in Marion, to Steven L. and Sheri L. (Downey) Penley, Sr.

He was an independent and hardworking young man. He was a giving person who was always willing to go the extra mile for others. He volunteered his time assisting the Special Olympics when he was younger. He enjoyed all sports and was on the football and wrestling team throughout high school.

Shane was an excellent carpenter who loved helping his parents and building things. He would take a stack of wood and turn it into something fantastic. He believed in family first and was a free spirit who loved a good joke and loved to laugh. He was special in many ways.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

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Survivors include parents, Steven Lee and Sheri Lee Penley, Sr. of Johnston City; brother, Steven Lee Penley Jr. of Marion; sister, Donna Janine Cross of Johnston City; nephews, Devan Shane Miller of Ironton, Missouri, and Austin Lee Penley of Johnston City; niece, Emalie Sky Arbuckle of Johnston City; great-niece, Halsie Reign Miller of Ironton, Missouri; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and uncle.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Minister Jerimey DeLauder will officiate. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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