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Celebration of Life Memorial Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Memorial Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4
Private committal and burial will take place on Sunday, December 5, at Buckeye Cemetery near Geff
Please note these events are scheduled for the first weekend in December.
Stephanie Leanne Harrell, age 54, of Flora, Illinois, found eternal peace with the Lord on Monday, November 15, 2021.
She was born March 9, 1967, in Fairfield, Illinois, the daughter of James and Judith (Billington) Shannon.
Stephanie had lived in Chicago for a number of years before returning to Southern Illinois. She loved her kids intensely and truly enjoyed being a mom. She was a great cook and was a longtime familiar server at the No More Nicotine Club in Flora. Stephanie was an outgoing conversationalist and would spend a few moments to talk with anyone. She enjoyed spending time listening to music and cared very much for animals, including her cat, Thor.
She is survived by her mother: Judy Shannon of Flora; a daughter: Abra Windle (Curtis Howe) of Flora; a son: James Harrell of Flora; 5 grandchildren: Ayvah, Layla, Ellie, Norah, Wren; and 2 brothers: John Shannon and Michael Shannon.
She was preceded in death by her father; great-grandparents: Wayne and Ernestine Billington; and very special friend: Troy Wyman.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with Pastor Richard Artis officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Private committal and burial will take place on Sunday, December 5, at Buckeye Cemetery near Geff. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry to hear prayer for the family
I love you and will miss you dearly. Rest In Peace my friend❤️
We always enjoyed visiting with Stephanie. We are so sorry for your great loss. She will be greatly missed!
Our sympathies to her family and friends. Stephanie was a beautiful woman who had such a loving heart. Gone to soon…RIP Stephanie❤️
So sorry for your loss... she was such a beautiful person inside and out and will be soo greatly missed... praying for all ❤
My condolences to the family. I didn’t know her very well. But, she held a special place in my grandma Kitty Erwin’s heart. I’ll be praying for her kids, grandkids and all who knew and loved her.
So very sorry to hear of Stephanie's passing..she was a very kind person and loved her children very much. May God comfort her family now and always...
Your smile I will always remember ❤
So sorry Abra and James. You are in my prayers.
A kind friend, loving proud mother and grandmother. You will be missed by so many.
I will miss you! Loved our visits, texts and phone calls and so much more! You made the best potato soup and was generous to often include me in your cooking! Till we meet again , love you
We are so sorry for your loss, Stephanie was always so friendly to every one she met. She will be missed by all those who knew her. We ask that God will bring comfort and strength to all of her family. R.I.P. sweet lady.
Amazing mother and woman prayers to Abra and James and whole family sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss and my loss of a dear friend.
I will miss her smiling face and loving personality. So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
Rest In Peace Steph. Miss and love you. You will forever be in my heart.
She always had the biggest heart....sometimes that can be a blessing and a curse. She was a kind person and I know she is at peace but gone to soon. She will be missed.
Steph, you will definitely be missed. You never made me feel like an ex sister in law,, always ready for hugs and to catch up.. You have left a wonderful legacy with Abra and James.
So very sorry, prayers for all the family and friends
RIP my friend… See you on the other side…,
She was a wonderful person. A former sister-in-law and just beautiful inside and out. My love and prayers for the family are with them all.
Stephanie was one of my bosses at the former Ethridge's Restaurant in Flora from 2005 to 2006. She managed the restaurant for owner Larry Ethridge. Today, Ethridge's is La Fuente Mexican Restaurant. She had a lot of experience in the restaurant and bar industry. Phil Wiley was one of her bosses that she worked for in Flora. I believe the last time I saw her was in Flora back in September. She waved at me. However, the last time she talked to me was at HV's in Olney about two years ago. She was a waitress and bartender at HV's. This restaurant is where I noticed her daughter, Abra, for the first time. Before Abra was a nurse, she worked as a waitress at HV's. I still remember Stephanie and later her son, James. She will be missed by numerous people. I, along with many people who have known Stephanie for several years, cannot believe that she is gone and died too soon.
May you find comfort in the love and memories shared during this difficult time. Stephanie was absolutely stunning in her ability to work through the hardships and obstacles in her life. She always had a smile to share, spoke with pride of her children and grandchildren, and gave 100*/* to make those around her feel special. We will miss you, my friend!
Stephanie was a beautiful, kind person and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. We were old high school friends. Stephanie never met a stranger and loved to chat with everyone. We reconnected on Fb years later and she was so very proud of her children. May God comfort her family during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful soul.
With love and prayers, Dave Lewis. You are the best.
May peace be with her family. I was a classmate of hers and with technology would see her on face book now and again. She will be missed. I will say a prayer for all who need the strength to be strong and understanding.
Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all 🙏❤️
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends! You were beautiful inside and out and will be forever missed and loved. Rest in peace my friend!✌️
I can't imagine your loss. Her bright smile would light a room. Prayers that God hold your family in his arms. Amen
Stephanie had the kindest, sweetest soul . She was beautiful inside and out . I am so grateful to be able to call her one of my best friends . May God wrap his arms around Abra and James and the rest of her family through this difficult time . I will never forget you sweetheart! Love you always
Our sincerest condolences at the loss of Stephanie. She radiated kindness, and will be missed. We hope you find comfort and peace in your memories of her during this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this difficult time. Always enjoyed talking with Stephanie— such a kind caring person. She certainly will be missed !
I just dont understand why you had to be taken away so young and so kind. You and I had a conversation one day in Caseys that made me respect you more than you ever know, it took one hell of a lady to have that conversation. Fly high sweet girl you will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Stephanie's passing. She was always very nice to me and always told me she thought the world of me and to not worry what others said or thought about me. I will miss seeing her around and our little talks from time to time. She had a Very Big Caring 💜 prayers to all during this difficult time. Until we meet again RIP
Abra, your precious daughter's and James... Words usually come so easy for me, but this has broken my heart like no other!! Loosing Connie was so very hard on us, but You my BEAUTIFUL friend cuts deep. We began our friendship long before our children, lost touch but she ALWAYS knew how much my family & I loved her. When we saw each other it was like we had never missed a day our friendship was that strong. Steph had a heart of gold, Always complimenting everyone. She never had a bad word to say of any individual, but that was Steph. She was one of the most Loving, Caring and if you were lucky enough to have her trust You were her friend for Life!! Her Love for her Children and Grandchildren were her Greatest Blessings to her. She Loved you all more than any words can ever express. My heart and soul goes out to each of you!! The saddest thing is she didn't relize her worth or her Beauty. I will ALWAYS CHERISH our many memories of the most BEAUTIFUL Soul, friend, and her BEAUTIFUL Smile and Loving hugs. RIP BEAUTIFUL LADY❤To her family my heartfelt condolences, but Please Never forget how much she loved you. Cherish your memories!! Sending my Love and Prayers to each of you, With Love.. it's not good bye, it's until we see you again. Give your Grandma a big hug and Mom for they both Loved you beyond words. Love you my dear friend you can rest in Peace!! Love and comfort for all you left behind so many that did ..Love you Stephanie, but you knew I did❤Forever in my heart😘☮💚Kim(Bickley)Welty
I am so sorry Abra, and Family. I will always hold a special place in my heart, for you Stephanie. May you R.I.P.