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Shane J. Penley

May 2, 1986 — July 25, 2019

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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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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