John W. Shelby, 84, of Albion

John W. Shelby, 84, of Albion, IL passed from this life to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Richland Rehab and Nursing in Olney, IL. He was born June 19, 1937, in Olney, IL to Harold and Mary (Miller) Shelby. John married Marilyn Reid on February 25, 1957, in Edwards County, IL and they enjoyed over 64 years of marriage together before Marilyn passed away on September 12, 2021.

John was a lifelong farmer and faithful member of West Village Christian Church of Albion, IL.

He was creative and liked working with his hands. John made many things for his family, including furniture, and a mini bike and camper that led to many fond memories. He especially enjoyed making knives and drawing. John was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. 

John is survived by four children; Roger (Charlotte) Shelby, Rhonda (Carson) Everett, Rosanne (Jeff) Garner and Rebecca (Steven) Greathouse, six grandchildren; Brandon (Sunny) Everett, Rees Shelby, Ashlyn (Jake) Peters, Amber (Jason) Oelrich, Derek Greathouse, Skylar Greathouse, two great-grandchildren; Rosalyn and Ezra Peters, one sister-in-law; Glenna (Rex) Bunting. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mary (Miller) Shelby, wife Marilyn (Reid) Shelby and an infant sister, two brothers-in-law; Clyde Reid and Kenneth Reid.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at West Village Christian Church Cemetery. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

Memorials may be made to Oil Belt Christian Service Camp.

Interment West Village Christian Church Cemetery, Albion, IL. 

Clergy: Nolan Owings

Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of Albion, IL.