Shane J. Penley

May 2nd, 1986 - Jul 25th, 2019


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Jul. 30th, 2019 5:00 PM ~ 8:00

Wed, Jul. 31st, 2019 9:00 Am ~ 1:00 PM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jul. 31st, 2019 1:00 PM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Wed, Jul. 31st, 2019

Shane J. Penley

Johnston City- Shane J. Penley, 33, of Johnston City, died at 4:45 PM, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. 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 who spent 8 years working with the wonderful staff at Wendy’s in Marion.  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.

Survivors include-

Parents- Steven Lee and Sheri Lee Penley, Sr of Johnston City

Brother- Steven Lee Penley, Jr of Marion

Sisters- Donna Janine Cross of Johnston City and Jessica Lindsey of Marion

Nephews- Devan Shane Miller of Ironton, MO and Austin Lee Penley of Johnston City

Niece- Emalie Sky Arbuckle of Johnston City

Great niece- Halsie Reign Miller of Ironton, MO

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and uncle.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.  Minister Jerimey DeLauder will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and from 9:00 AM until time of service, Wednesday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested 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, please visit

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23 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Tammy

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    You will be forever in our hearts. I love you!

    Aunt Tam

  • Guest: Melody Brown

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    My God, my God. Sherri and Steve,. My heart 💔 is hurting for you right now and always. U will forever be in my prayers. That you may have the strength 🙏 to carry on.
    Your friend always,
    Melody Brown

  • Guest: Steven Penley Sr.

    From: Johnston city, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    Son..I am so proud of you. You cared more for others than yourself. Son mom and I are going to do our best to carry on and frankly idk! Yeah we bumped heads..but look at were my mini-me. We always told each other we loved one another.Thanks again for cleaning my house and gutters…you earned every penny…even though you didnt want it. I hope you liked my tough love because I’ll tell you showed in your heart. I love you forever and ever. We will meet soon. Being a Donor to help little kids is an open door to heaven with your true belief in God fly hi son. I’m still in shock but with the help of Jesus he’ll get us through this. Tell Gramps and Grandma we love them and we WILL be together again. From the proudest father in the world….I love you and your in my heart every beat. C-ya son love ya Dad 😢

  • Guest: Brandy Parson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    Forever fly high Shane, you will be missed dearly each and every day💔

    We love you! ♥️

    Bran, Kyle, Isaiah and Khlowie

  • Guest: Debbie Kendrick

    From: Mt. Vernon, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    Any thing Shane did for me was perfect , he always did a superior job , was always kind, always respectful, always had a big smile. May God bless the family my heart hurts for all of you.

  • Guest: Mike & Jan Eckols

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 27, 2019

    Steve & Sherry,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you both & your families.
    Mike & Jan Eckols

  • Guest: Sheri Malone

    From: Knoxville, Tennessee

    Date: July 28, 2019

    Rip shane

  • Guest: Eric Johansen

    From: Johnston City/ Carterville, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2019

    I use to hang out with Shane in high school whether we were out cruising the town or Shane teaching me to play guitar it was always a fun time. He was always kind to people. It was an honor to have him as a friend and he will never be forgotten. Praying for healing and guidance for his family and friends through this difficult time.

  • Guest: Avery Penley

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2019

    One moment you’re doing ok the next you’re not. That being said, thank you Lord for all those years, for all those memories, not a second wasted and always remembered. You were like a brother to me and while I’m sad now; today, I know that the Lord is pouring out his love on your mom and dad and helping to carry their burden as we press onward. I love ya!

  • Guest: Aunt Tootie and Uncle Avery

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2019

    We love you Shane, you will forever be missed. You were always a big part of our lives,

  • Guest: Darlene Smith

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2019

    Shane was a student in my class at Jefferson School on Johnston City. I really enjoyed having him in class. I was deeply saddened to hear of his death.

  • Guest: Courtney Cole

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2019

    I’ve worked with Shane since his first day at Wendy’s. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. He was one of the hardest working people I’ve seen come through there. I will forever cherish the memories I have with Shane. I will always remember how kind he was, and would give you the shirt off his back. Shane was someone I could talk to, and he didn’t judge me. He helped me get through a rough point in my life. I will never forget Shane, and will be forever be grateful I got to spend the last 8 years working with a genuine great guy! Until we meet again.

  • Guest: Amber

    From: Johnson City, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2019

    Keeping you in heart and spirit love you buddy may you rest in peace you we are dam good friend to me and treated Caitlyn and I like family & always felt welcome . I miss you already!

  • Guest: Dana teeter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2019

    Shane was my best friend. I am sorry for all his family. I will pray for all his family about this of his death

  • Guest: Dana Teeter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 30, 2019

    Shane is nice person. He was there for my mom passed away. I am greatful I had a great friend. So I going to miss him. When Shane come over my house I feed him. I talked to him lots of times. He is with my mom. She will watch him. I will praying for all his family for his death.

  • Guest: Dena Criss

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: July 30, 2019

    Shane was a great guy and awesome at his job here at Wendy’s. He made me laugh and even told me often that I was doing a good job. That always made my day. He was loved by his co-workers. He was always helping everyone he could and doing his own work too. He will be missed greatly. I love you always Shane..

  • Guest: Tom & Ann Parson

    From: Rolla , Missouri

    Date: July 30, 2019

    Our hearts and prayers are with the family

  • Guest: Alyssa bush

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 30, 2019

    Shane was a great friend of mine. He helped me get to make friends at johnston city high school since it was my first year there. He was always there when you needed someone to listen to you. He will be greatly missed. Til we meet again.

  • Guest: Uncle Jeff and Aunt Brenda

    From: House Springs, Missouri

    Date: July 30, 2019

    You were strong, caring and a hard worker. You will always be in our thoughts. Forever in our Hearts. Until we meet again…

    Love, Uncle Jeff and Aunt Brenda

  • Guest: Scott and Beth Downey

    From: Kenosha , Wisconsin

    Date: July 31, 2019

    Shane, your Aunt Beth and I love you and will miss you very much. You walked the earth as a shining spark of life for all to see and now your light will shine among the stars watching over those you loved and those who loved you. I love you.

    Uncle Scott and Aunt Beth

  • Guest: Kathy Turner Likens

    From: Bonnie, Illinois

    Date: July 31, 2019

    Steve Sherry. I am so sorry to hear about Shane. He was a fine young man. You both taught him well. He is still in you hearts forever

  • Guest: Peggy Jo Husband

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 1, 2019

    Shane your were a darn good friend of mine,and good man,wore his heart on every part of him.I’m gonna miss you bad like I do know.I wish I had one more day with hearts rest with God now he give you you shane I hope you see me one day agian.

  • Guest: Jessica

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 22, 2019

    Dang brother just think if i hadnt bn looking for charge we mught be in jail instead of this i miss u. Going from seeing u everyday to none i cant get use to.