Shane Theodore Stidham

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shane Theodore Stidham, 39, Ash Grove, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1971, in Independence, Mo., to Donald Gene Stidham and Donna Marie Evans Stidham. He was married Dec. 1, 1990, in Nevada, Mo., to Heather Weaver and she survives of the home.

Shane was a true outdoorsman! He spent every moment possible participating in the activities he loved and adored. If you couldn't find him on the river fishing, or in the forest hunting he was sure to be "knees in the breeze, wind in his hair" riding his Harley! Shane, and his wife Heather and son Jared, have been residents of the Ash Grove community for 16 years and he worked at Ozark Crane in Springfield, Mo., for the past five years.

He grew up and went to high school in Nevada, where he lived with his parents. After high school Shane attended Nashville Auto Diesel School and then returned to Missouri.

In addition to his wife Heather, survivors include one son, Jared Stidham and his fiancÚ, Brandi Dyson, Stafford, Mo.; one granddaughter, soon to be born, Phynixx Stidham; his parents, Don and Donna Stidham, Nevada; one sister, Shari Rausch and her husband, Keven, Santa Cruz, Calif.; five nephews, Jordin, Kamrin and Coltin Rausch, Ethen and Caleb Weaver; two nieces, Isabella Rausch and Cheron Weaver.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Roger Beach officiating.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Contributions may be made to a fund for the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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