In loving memory of

Shon Dean Easley
March 16, 1958 - December 30, 2020

Shon D. Easley , age 62, of Kankakee, IL, formerly of Quincy, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 7:12 am in his home.

Shon was born March 16, 1958 in Pittsfield, Illinois, the son of Gerald (Jerry) and Lola Ratliff Easley. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelly. They were married on July 14, 2017 in Kankakee.

He was a graduate of Quincy High School. He went on to achieve a Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University and later received his Masters Degree from Sangamon State University in Springfield. He enjoyed playing soccer throughout his high school and college career. He also assisted coaching his nephews soccer teams. Shon was employed in Springfield, IL, at Rutledge Youth Foundation, Triangle Center, and provided professional counseling for adolescents and young adults. After his retirement he worked for Lowes in Springfield and Kankakee as a power equipment sales specialist. Shon loved music and was skilled in playing the drums as well as guitar. Shon very much enjoyed the yearly gatherings with family to watch Grand Prix Carting races. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and greatly enjoyed riding his Harley in his spare time. He loved the outdoors. He could often be found at the shooting range and loved to fish. Shon was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: his mother, Lola Easley of Quincy; two daughters, Lindsey (Bill) Shaub of Petersburg, IL, and Shana Easley of Portland, OR; two grandchildren, Trace and Tristan Shaub of Petersburg, IL; a step-daughter, Amy Obermuller of Kankakee; a brother, Scott Easley of Quincy; a sister, Joy (Steve) Schmitt of Quincy; two aunts, Sandra Tanner of Auburn, IL, and Roberta Wallace of Quincy; nieces and nephews, Amanda Schmitt, Stephanie (Nathan) Fox, Keaton Easley, Cole Easley, and Quinn Easley; and numerous cousins.

Shon was preceded in death by his father, Gerald (Jerry) Easley.

Services: Private services will be held. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Horizons. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Susan Wenzelman wrote on Jan 3, 2021:

"Shelly my heart goes out to you and your family. It was such a pleasure to know you and Shon at Lowes those years ago. All my prayers go out to you. God bless"

Marty Michelson wrote on Jan 2, 2021:

"I was surprised and saddened to hear of Shon?s passing. We worked together at Rutledge for about 15 years and developed a friendship during that time. Through the years we discussed faith, family, music, counseling, movies, politics, and how to make a difference in the world. I often draw on those memories for strength and perspective. He served a lot of kids and families in his career and made a significant impact on many lives, including mine. I pray for comfort for Lindsey & Shana & family. "

Judy Bainter wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"I was so saddened to receive a call today that Shon had passed away. My condolences to all of his family. Judy White Bainter "

Mike and Kathy Wiemelt wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"Extending our deep sympathy and prayer to Lola and family. We are very sorry to hear of Shon's passing. Praying for peace and comfort. Mike and Kathy Wiemelt"

Randy & Rebecca Goerlich wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"Dear Shelly, Lola, Joy & Scott, We're so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences. May God comfort your family at this time. Sincerely, Randy and Rebecca Goerlich"

mike carroll wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"So sad to hear of Shons passing Our thought and Prayers are with the Family Kaye & Kendall Carroll"