John Evan Shasteen of St. James, Mo. passed away on March 2, 2020 at the St. James Living Center in St. James, Mo. John Shasteen was 62 years of age.
John Shasteen was born on March 10, 1957 to his parents: Cecil and Carol Myrtle Shasteen in Peroria, Illinois.
John Shasteen was born with Danny Walker Syndrome. He was a gentle person who loved everyone. Most of his friends in his later life were the people of the St. James Living Center where he loved to play Bingo. Sometime Johnny would even help the caller announce the numbers. Johnny had many struggles in his life but he always tried to make the best of it. One of his greatest love was for his sister Beverly Riley, who he adored. He had a large portrait of Elvis above his bed to let visitors know he cared for Elvis. Next on his list of favorites included his love for Big Bird and Teletubbies. Not only did TV charters bring him comfort but he also loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Football Giants and he could get pretty loud showing his appreciation for them. Most importantly Johnny in his own way knew Jesus and was never afraid of death and knew he would go home with him someday. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
John Shasteen is survived by his father: Cecil Shasteen of Illinois; sister: Beverly Ann Riley and husband Donald of Rolla, Mo.; nieces and nephews: Sheila Bates, Andres Riley, Chip Riley, Keith Shasteen and Gene Riley; along with aunts, uncles and cousins, friends and friends that he made at the St. James Living Center.
Preceding John Shasteen in death is his mother: Carol Myrtle Shasteen; brothers: David Shasteen who entered into rest December 27, 2019; and Darrell Shasteen on July 30, 2017 and niece: Bonnie Riley on April 7, 2012.
John Shasteen will lie in state at 6:00 p.m. Thursday March 5th 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home with Ty Kalize of the Rolla Church of Christ officiating. John's favorite Elvis recordings will be played for the service.
Burial of the Ashes will be in Illinois at a family cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.
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