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Michelle Lynn Shafer, 41, of New Haven, Kentucky, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:35 A.M. Monday, December 26, 2016 at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born Friday, August 10, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents, John William and Dee Ann (Phifer) Hercules.
A celebration of life service service will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Rachael Helgeson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
A visitation will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Michelle is survived by her parents, John and Dee Hercules of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brothers, Christopher John Hercules of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Stephen Nicholas Hercules of Mount Vernon, Illinois; nephews, Treyton, Jordan, and Landon; nieces, Kaylee, Alizabeth, and Kenni; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michelle is also survived by many special friends and acquaintances.
Michelle was preceded in death by her grandparents and twin brothers, Justin and Jason.
Michelle lived a vibrant, colorful life. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved listening to music. In her spare time, you could often find Michelle on the lake fishing. Michelle was proud to be an organ donor. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Lifeboat Alliance and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 2, 2017
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