Shawn Michael Everly
1964 - 2021

Shawn Michael Everly

March 22, 1964 - Nov. 18, 2021

BLOOMINGTON - Shawn Michael Everly, age 57, of Bloomington, IL, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Shawn was born on March 22, 1964, in South Bend, IN. He was raised by Arthur and Patricia Rudynski Smith. He moved to Princeton, IL, where he met and later married Debra Lynn Nelson on October 10, 1987.

After graduating from the University of Missouri – Rolla, he and Deb settled in Central Illinois, where they raised their seven children. For 12 years, he worked as a software developer for Country Financial before transitioning to State Farm, where he worked for 14 years, most recently as a senior software engineer. He was a member of Eastview Christian Church and loved his family, worship music, and the outdoors.

Surviving are his parents, Arthur and Patricia Smith of Appleton, WI; his wife of 34 years, Deb Everly of Bloomington, IL; seven children: Matthew (Emily) Everly of Bloomington, IL, Ryan (fiance Anna Goshinska) Everly of Lakewood, CO, Joshua Everly of Bethalto, IL, Jacob, Zack, Sophia and Katelyn Everly of Bloomington, IL; two grandchildren: Olivia and Theo Everly of Bloomington, IL; sister, Colleen (Bill) Murray of Menasha, WI; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy (Gerald) Carver of Champaign, IL. Shawn is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ronald Nelson; and his grandparents.

A private family service will be held at a later date. To share your condolences, please visit Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle's Nest Children's Home ( or the Everly Children Education Fund (

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39.

Published by The Pantagraph on Nov. 24, 2021.
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So so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Jerry and Debby johnson
December 16, 2021
We are heartbroken to hear of Shawn´s passing. Our prayers are with you. Shawn coached our son in Upwards basketball and was one of his favorites (ours too!). It was so fun to run into you both around town. What a fitting verse in Romans that you shared. Our deepest sympathies to your precious family.
Andy & Jill Lehman
November 30, 2021
Paul and Barbara Schlenker
November 29, 2021
Paul and Barbara Schlenker
November 29, 2021
Paul and Barbara Schlenker
November 29, 2021
So sorry and surprised to hear of Shawn's passing. Shawn's positive attitude and strong Christian faith was an inspiration to me. I will always cherish the time I spent with him, and will greatly miss his friendship. Heaven has gained another angel. May the Lord take him into His loving arms, and grant him eternal peace.
Paul and Barbara Schlenker
November 29, 2021
So sorry for your loss! Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Prayers for God's strength and loving arms around you.
Stewart and Edythe Waltner
November 28, 2021
Dear Everly Family, we are so sorry to hear that Shawn passed away. Shawn was a pleasure to speak with at work, Church, and around town. What a great Christian man. Our hearts go out to you all. Our sincere condolences.
Jim and Lisa Titlow
November 26, 2021
Everly Family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Shawn. We always looked forward to see Shawn and Deb at 4-Seasons. What a tremendous man, husband, and father. "For I know the plans I have for you" says the Lord. They are plans for good, and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." -Jeremiah 29:11. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless! Kevin, Becky, and Reeves family.
Kevin and Becky Reeves
November 26, 2021
Deb - so sorry to see this and please know our prayers are with you and your family.
Kevin & Angie May
November 25, 2021
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