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Melissa “Missy” Dawn Shively, 47, of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Missy was born June 26, 1974 in Hannibal, the daughter of John Oris and Verna Nadine (Lewellen) Jackson. She was united in marriage to Scot Shively on July 2, 1994 at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina. He survives.
Other survivors her parents; four children, Kevin Shively of Shelbina, Hannah Drage (Than) of Columbia, Adam Shively (Kathryn) of Chicago and Meg Shively of Shelbyville; one granddaughter, Brooklyn Shively of Chicago; two sisters, Kerri Greenwell (Todd) of Shelbina and Holly Copenhaver (Danny) of Shelbyville; one brother, Seth Jackson (Maggie) of Shelbyville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rose and Tom Shively of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Jeff Shively (Jenny) of Benton,; sister-in-law, Melissa Redman (Joe) of Middlefield, Conn.; several nieces and nephews; and several dear friends, including her special friend Trinity Dreckshage.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents.
Missy was a member of the Open Door Fellowship Church and served as a secretary, a Sunday school teacher, and a volunteer for the church youth programs. She also volunteered as an AWANA teacher and was a member of the North Shelby Booster Club. Missy worked for the Division of Family Services as Benefit Program Technician for 23 years. She enjoyed being with her kids and family, watching North Shelby athletics, and being part of the church and her church family. She loved people and was always willing to help those in need. Above all, she wanted everyone to know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, at the Bethel Christian Church in Bethel, with her pastor, Greg Linberger officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, east of Shelbyville. Visitation will be held Friday, October 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina.
Memorials may be made to the Open Door Youth Program or Neighbors Helping Neighbors.