Michael Edward Shadowens

Oct 15th, 1968 - Jul 8th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jul. 11th, 2018 5 - 8


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Jul. 12th, 2018 11 am


Maplewood Cemetery

Thu, Jul. 12th, 2018

Michael Edward Shadowens

Michael Edward Shadowens, 49, of Energy, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:53 am at his home.

Michael was born October 15, 1968 in Marion the son of Walter Eugene and Wilma (Jackson) Shadowens. He married Cheryl Chamness on August 29, 2003 in Marion.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his;

Wife – Cheryl Shadowens of Energy

Mother – Wilma “Cotton” Shadowens of Marion

Daughter – Jessica Shadowens-Stearns (Cory) of Marion

Daughter – Jennifer Shepard (Daniel) of Marion

Son – Anthony Shadowens (Christy) of Goreville

Daughter – Autumn Shadowens of Energy

Son – Justin Stearns (Julie) of Cambria

Son – Joshua Stearns (Keila) of Cambria

Eleven grandchildren and one on the way

Brother – Greg Shadowens (Michelle) of Herrin

Brother – Scott Shadowens (Lora) of Crab Orchard

Preceded by his Father and grandparents

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 am at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. John Burnett officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Family of Michael Shadowens. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois

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26 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: April

    From: Carthage , Missouri

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Michael was an amazing friend…..he was always working on something…….he took pride in his family and his house……..mike will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Terri Kelsoe

    From: Mcleansboro , Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Prayer for the family.

  • Guest: The Harmon Family – Ronnie, Pam and Vickie

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Prayers and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Mavic Pecson

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Michael is a great friend. Very accommodating and always ready to listen. We will miss you so much.

  • Guest: Helen Henderson

    From: Mt vernon ILL, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    He was great person with A very huge heart.

  • Guest: Mary Ann Planinc

    From: West Frankfort,IL., Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss Cotton,prayers for you and your family..🙏🙏🙏

  • Guest: Sissy Lynn Davis

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Wubba you will be deeply missed, and loved by so many. My heart is saddened and my prayers are going out to your precious family.

  • Guest: Linda peppers

    From: Creal springs, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    Rest peace mike miss u very much scottsboro lost another good person.

  • Guest: Karjullie Dodd Monson

    From: Whiting, Indiana

    Date: July 9, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss Cotton,prayers for you and your family..🙏

  • Guest: Ottika

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    R.I.P MIKE 😇😇 you will be missed by so many !!! Fly high …

  • Guest: Samantha nicholson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    May you rest in heaven Mike “wubba”
    You’ve left a big impact on a lot of people’s lives. We’ll never forget you!

  • Guest: Tim and Jean McGee

    From: Poordo , Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    I will always remember his crazy laugh right before he got into something he look at you laugh then look out here we go we will miss him so.

  • Guest: Bernice Isaacs (Short)

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your loss Cotton. Praying for strength & comfort for you & the family!

  • Guest: Beverly Doty

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2018

    2 good 2 be 4 gotten. He was a great friend an co worker. Always kept me laughing . When I was down. With deepest sympathy may GOD give the family strengh thru these times .

  • Guest: Nicole lydiksen

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    Rip.. Mike u are an incredible person..when we were kids u always were their for us.. Im going to miss u like crazy. Untill we meet again love u for and always.

  • Guest: Jessica

    From: Miami, Oklahoma

    Date: July 10, 2018

    U will be missed so much, didn’t know u that much but I know u helped my family out a lot I just wish we could have seen u one last time before u passed God took u way to fast but ur in a better place we love u save us all a seat up there u left the family but we will all remember u rest in peace buddy I love yoh😭😭❤❤

  • Guest: Tom Whittle

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    You were 1 of the funniest people I ever knew Michael, and a great friend. RIP brother

  • Guest: Lana emery

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    So sorry cotton an all .prayers sorry I can’t be there I know what your going through. With God’s help it will get livable again has to have time .love you

  • Guest: Susie Chamness Ethridge, Delbert and Emily Chamness

    From: Easley, South Carolina

    Date: July 10, 2018

    Prayers to all for your loss. Good memories of our conversations of cars and NASCAR on that hot summer night on a return trip from Myrtle Beach.

  • Guest: William Hays MD

    From: Herrin , Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    So sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Alice Carter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Even though I haven’t seen him in years, he was always a hard worker, loved his family deeply and was an awesome friend who was always there when you needed him. RIP Mr. Wubba, until we meet again my dear friend. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  • Guest: Panjee

    From: , Alabama

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Michael is such a good friend, his always been there everytime i need a friend to talk to. Im gonna missed all our phone calls and chats. Thank you for all the memories. I will never forget you. Rest in peace hun.

  • Guest: DON DURHAM

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 12, 2018


  • Guest: Dale and kathy fox and kids

    From: Killeen, Texas

    Date: July 12, 2018

    Love ya we will miss you

  • Guest: Helen Harmon

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: July 16, 2018

    Sorry to hear about Mike ,wish I could have been at visitation.

  • Guest: Caralee Harrison

    From: Cave Creek, Arizona

    Date: September 16, 2018

    So Sorry for your loss