Shon Parsons

Shon Parsons
, 37, of Shiloh, IL, born Monday, October 30, 1972, in Unionville, MO, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.

Mr. Parsons was a former project manager for Onyx Environmental Services. He was a member and Elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL, youth fellowship leader and summer fun camp director.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Paternal Grandfather: Eldon Parsons
  • Maternal Grandparents: Edgar and Nellie Newell
  • Mother-in-law: Freddie Sue Deily

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Rev. Michelle E. nee Deily Parsons
  • Father: Steven D. Parsons of Unionville, MO
  • Mother: Jennifer S. nee Newell Parsons of Des Monies, IA
  • Daughters
    • Nellie Sue Parsons
    • Audrey Parsons
  • Brother: Shea (Melissa) Parsons of Des Monies, IA
  • Sister: Jamie (fiance Chris Bates) Parsons of Montesano, WA
  • Paternal Grandmother: Doris Parsons of Unionville, MO
  • Sisters-in-law
    • Susan (Craig) VanCleave of Madison, AL
    • Cindy (David) Rollf of Gardner, KS
  • Father and Mother-in-law: Rev. Dr. Jon and Brenda Deily of Three Rivers, MI
  • Nieces
    • Joey Parsons
    • Sarah VanCleave
    • Nalleli Rollf
  • Nephews
    • Justin VanCleave
    • Jon Rollf

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or The Girls Education Fund c/o Michelle.

Visitation: none

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, July 10, 2010 at First United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Paul Reiter, Rev Dr. Amy Fowler and Rev. Pam Laing officiating. There will be a reception following the services.

By his request his body was donated to science.

Condolences left for Shon Parsons:

    Come With Me
    God saw that you were suffering
    and a cure was not to be,
    So He put His arms around you
    and whispered, "Come with me".
    Through tear filled eyes
    we watched you suffer
    and slowly fade away.
    Although we loved you deeply,
    we could not make you stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    Hard working hands were put to rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us
    He only takes the best.

    Author Unknown

    James F. Vazquez Clearwater FL 33763

    Michelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences

    Marilyn Linton Belleville IL 62226

    I was upset once when a young friend of mine died after fighting cancer, we had prayed for healing and it did not happen.
    My father told me then, when we pray for healing God may answer with a miracle of good health or He may give the ultimate healing, that of bringing them home to heaven, to suffer no more.
    Shon fought long and hard to stay here with his family and we do not understand why he had to leave but I believe God gave him the ultimate healing and he is at peace now in heaven.
    My prayers are with you all.

    Mary Littleton Essex IA 51638

    Michelle and family: Shon touch so many hearts and helped so many young people here in Gardner, Kansas. May peace be with him in the comfort of the Lord's arms. May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time. Hugs to all.

    Merle Schick Gardner Kansas 66030

    Michelle and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Shon was a great youth leader, and friend. I will never forget some things he told us. "Not to decide is too decide" He always said if you can't tell your mom or someone close to you, you probably shouldn't be doing it. I will forever hold those memories, with many others close. May God be with you and your family through these difficult times. Thinking of you all

    Rachel Schick Schramm Lawton OK 73505

    Shon was a good friend and classmate of mine while attending Essex schools. He was a great person who always smiled and was fun to be around. Sorry to you and your family for your loss. Shon will be missed by many.

    Amy (Flynn) McClintock Essex Ia 51638

    Greg and I were classmates of Shon while he attended school in Essex. We both have fond memories of "playing" games with him and "hanging" out as we got older. His family lived across the alley from my grandmother so his back yard was a frequent handout while I was at her home. Greg has many memories also of Shon being a great friend and fun being with. We are truly sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Greg/Shelly Graham Villisca IA 50864

    Michelle & Family:
    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Shon was a wonderful person and a great leader. We have so many fond memories of him from the great time while in youth group here in KS. We appreciate the guidance he gave to us and will always live in our hearts.

    Chrissy Hails (Windsor) Gardner KS 66030

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I feel very priveledged to have known Shon. He was truely a wonderful man and a great friend. Please accpet my sincerest condolences.


    Cindy Payne-Neath Kansas City Kansas 66109

    Love, prayers, and thoughts are with you all as you celebrate the life of an amazing man. My deepest condolences to you all. I know that your faith in God and love for each other will get you through this. God Bless you.

    Shelly Hiatt-Todd Olathe KS 66061

    Shon and his family were great family friends of ours growing up in Essex. Shon and my brother Andy were very close, and Shon's mom Jennifer was a tremendous friend to my mom. I want the family to know we are thinking of you and feel your loss. I am sure that Shon was greeted in heaven by my mom with a big hug. I know how much you miss him and always will, but know that he fought a courageous battle, left an outstanding legacy with how he lived his life, and has finally won rest and comfort with the lord.

    Don and Charity Campbell Norwalk Iowa 50211

    Shon was a great classmate and friend while growing up in Essex. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Jill Swanson Shenandoah Iowa 51601

    Shon was a classmate of mine while he attended the Essex Schools. I have all happy memories of Shon.He was a great friend and classmate.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Elke Sederburg Essex IA 51638

    I had the pleasure of coaching Shon at GEHS and he was a very rare young man. He was a joy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God's peace and comfort would be with all of you.

    Jim Lehman Gardner Kansas 66030

    It was a privilege and honor to have spent my elementary & Jr. High years in Essex where I knew Shon as a classmate and friend. He was kind beyond words; a gentle spirit. I can't help but express how very lucky I feel for having known him. May God bless you and provide comfort to all of Shon's family.

    Sarah (Beier) Reed Blair Nebraska 68008

    Dear Michelle and Family:
    Words can not express our sadness at the death of Shon. He fought such a courageous battle with cancer and we had thought things were going better. If there is anything we can do now and in the future to help you or your family feel free to ask. Shon and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Frank & Patty Cange

    Frank & Patty Cange Belleville Illinois 62223

    I met Shon infrequently, but each time was a blessing. He was a fine young man who had a positive influence on all. There is another star in God's heaven.

    Les O'Neal Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    I was so sorry to hear of Shon's passing to life in the spirit. He was such a special person. Always had a smile on his face no matter what was going on around him. I feel blessed to have known him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family durning this trying time.

    Sheila (Corwin) Smith and family Olathe KS 66062

    Michelle, My love & thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. I will miss Shons loving smile and his generous words of encouragement. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. I thank God for bringing you all into our family. You are in our hearts.

    Kenya Logan Belleville IL 62226

    Dear Michelle, Our sincere sympathy goes to you and your family. In this difficult time we remember that GOD heals all sorrow. We believe our Lord needed Shon is why he took him into his loving arms so early in this life. He will be greatly missed by us, our church and all the other people he guided and helped, especially the young people. We loved and respected him very much. his memory will remain in our hearts. You and your family will remain in our prayers and may the Comforter be with you. Love Leta & Jack Brown & family

    Leta & Jack Brown & Family Fairview Heights Il 62208

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. It was truly a blessing to have him as part of my life. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of need.

    Mindy (Hunt) Kase Olathe Ks 66061

    Michelle and Family: Whether it was throwing himself into the bottom of our canoe to keep from tipping, sneaking the radio into the loft while on retreat in Parkville so we wouldn't miss the KU/K-State basketball game, or traipsing after him at KU for my college visit, everything he did showed how much he loved those around him. Which in turn, just made us love him more. I love you guys and my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

    Susie Windsor Gardner KS 66030

    My family and I are truly sorry for the loss of such a great man. Shon was one of my best friend in elementary school and junior high. I spent countless hours with him and his family, and have many fond memories. When my mother passed away I was shocked to see him in Shenandoah, but that is the kind of person he was. A great friend, son, husband, and father was lost, but his spirit will always touch those who knew Shon.

    Andy Campbell Shenandoah Iowa 51601

    Shon was a great friend and classmate of my brother in Essex. I remember his smiling face well. He will be missed.

    Clarisa (Boeger) Christensen Waukee IA 50263

    Dear Michelle, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. My deepest sympathies as you grieve the loss of Shon. I pray that God will bring you comfort and healing to you and your family's hearts. May God peace come to you in a special way.

    Terry Woodard Radford Virginia 24141

    Sondra and I have had you in your thoughts and prayers as has everyone at Bethlehem Church who knew you. I remember you and Shon very well as I was treasurer at the church when you were here. You and Shon were a joy to have serve here at Bethlehem. I know he will be greatly missed. We will keepyou in our prayers.

    Tom & Sondra Clayton Mechanicsville Va 23111