Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy
I Love You Shawn !!!
Your Favorite AUNT DIANNA
Ed & Carol and the rest of your family,
My very deepest sympathy to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I know He will be with you thru this trying time. Will see you soon, Connie
Carolyn & family, my deepest sympathy to you & your family on your loss. My thoughts & prayers are w/you. Shaunti
Carolyn & family, we were so very sorry to hear about your grandson. What a tragedy for one so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Robin, Matthew, Patrick & Lacey Harris
May God be with you. He alone can ease your sorrow. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!(Job)Ruth Craig
I remember when Shawn caught the garter at our wedding and then wore it on his head. My friends got a big kick out of it. He will be greatly missed.
I will never forget Shawn's beautiful smile and the twinkle in his eyes. His wonderful personality and loving heart are a testament to the love he had in his life from his dear family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shawn will be forever in our hearts.
Love, Tonya, John & Dylan Martin
Carol Ann, Brittany, and family...
I am so proud to have been his Godmother and always will be. You know that he will be forever in my heart and soul. There will be a huge void without his big smile and beautiful eyes to see. I love you all with every ounce I have in my body and will be there for you always. Now, he is our Angel above.... Love always, Toni Humphrey
Carol Ann, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Shawn Michael will truly be missed. The world will be a sadder place without his contagious smile. I know that words don't seem to make a difference right now, but know that God is with us even when we feel most abanded. Only through Him can we heal.
Love in Christ....Edie
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and we hope the Lord will give you all the strength to move on during these dark days ahead. Our best to Ed, Carolyn, Carol Ann and Dianna and your families.
In Love and Friendship
Terry and Ruth Burt
Carol Ann, Ed, Carl and family, We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you. Arnold, Ingrid Mowrey
Shawn was my bro and always will be i luv him very much and miss him and all the good times i had with him.Ive never had someone bother me more to go fishing than shawn but i luved every minute i was wit him and the times i had wit him. Carol Ann and brittany i luv u and always will. God luves and is with u in your hearts.All my luv to u guys and ur family and shawn i luv u. Blair Clevenger
Craig, Dianna, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God send his peace to be with you during this terrible tragedy. Rod and Kammy Holcomb
Jon, So sorry to hear of your loss, may God comfort you in the days a head.Our thoughts and prayers are with you,may God bless you and yours. Uncle Dale and Aunt Jean Martin
Shawn is with the Angels now looking down at all of us saying prayers for us to our Dear Lord wishing us the gift of Faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of God's love. Ed, I would take away all the pain for you and your family if I could. Our prayers are with you. I love you so very much. Cindy and Jim Heil, Akron, Ohio
Blessings to our cousin and his family. Luv and Prayers: Jim Jr and Amy Heil, Lorenzo, Mason and Luke. Alison and Jeff Vaughan, Amelia and Haley xoxoxox
Shawn,I just want you know that mommy will always love you.
and you will live in my heart for ever.
love always your mom.
I cant beleive your gone, it was like yesterday you were at my house and we left in your car to go the park. I miss you so much i can bearly take it. i cant stop crying and i see your smile when i close my eyes. this all feels like a bad dream, but i hope you put in a good word and open up the golden gates for me. I Love You so much and miss you so much more. You did everything for me, and was always there even when i didnt want you to be, but i loved EVERY minute i spent with you, you always made me smile even when i didnt want to and made me feel important again. I cant wait to see you and hold you again.
Im so sorry that this happend, you were everything to that boy, and He loved you more than anything in this world. When he talked to you on the phone, he just glowed. He is deffenatly a momma's Boy. I know me and you never really spent anytime together because shawn was always taking me out somewhere or i couldnt leave my house, but i hope that this will bring us closer together. I will take his place and help take care of you now when you need me. My Thoughts and prayers are with you. Lets help eachother get through this. I love you Also.
Carol, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Its hard to understand why the Lord would take such a young man, but we have to think he has something special in mind for him.
Hope to see you soon. Nina
Jon and Jeanne, Carol and John, I am saddened by your loss. Although I did not know Shawn, I know the Sumner family well and know he must have been a fine person----there's just something about those Sumners that make everyone of them special. My prayers will be with you. I live in Montgomery City if there is anything I can do to help. Amy Worsham (Alan's mom)
Ed & Carol,
I am so sorry to have read about your loss of your grandson. It was such a shock, when I saw the writing in the paper. I know how hard this is for all of you.
I wish I could be with you two, during this time, as you were here for me and my Family, when I lost my wonderful Father and I appreciated it so much. Tell Carol Ann, I am so sorry for her loss. She doesn't remember me, I'm sure, but I can remember, when Shawn was born, when we worked together. Take comfort in knowing that God didn't say it would be easy but said he is here for us, to help us get through it and we sure couldn't do so, without him. Just take joy in knowing that he is with God now and he will take care of him and will also take care of all of you. I will keep you in my prayers.
ed, carol and family, may god hold you in his loving hands and keep you in this terrible time. don and doris weiss
Carol Ann, Jon, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God be with you and help hold you up. Love Robert, Laura and Jade McCray
Shawn,we love you very much and you will be in our thoughts and hearts always. We also have the last memory of you while you were here helping your grandpa with the Christmas lights and discussing football. Our love Grandpa and Grandma Hines
Dan, Carolyn and Family-
I wish upon you all my sincerest condolences, he was a joy to be around and he will be truly missed but never forgotten. Marisa L. Wise
Shawn, life will never be the same without you. We have some great memories of our time together. We will cherish them always. We love you so very much and will carry your memory in our hearts forever. Grandma and Dan
Carol Ann, Jon and Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will always remember Shawn's smiles. Every time he came over to Ed & Carol family gatherings, his smiles were contagious. He was an easy going lad. PS..I still have one of my favorite photo of Shawn and Kyle dressing up in cowboys when they were little. We will never forget him. May God be with you and your family through the terrible times. With Love, Cheryl & Kyle Gilleland
To his loved ones: I am very sorry for your loss of Shawn. Shawn was a student
in my class at South Callaway. Shawn definitely had the twinkle of life in his
eyes. He was always up to something. He was a student you couldn't help but
like. He talked often of his grandparents and their fishing trips. I talked Shawn
into being a track manager and really saw how bright he was. He didn't want
you to think it mattered to him but it did. He was very caring and considerate.
May God comfort you during this time. Remember the fun times! Mary Branum
Shawn Sumner 1991-2009
From James Hall
My dearest Shawn,we love you very much and you will never
leave our hearts and we will pray to hear from you in our dreams. You will always be missed.Love Erika and Dillon
and Uncle Eric
Dear Jon, Carol Ann and Family; We are sadden by the loss of Shawn and we offer our deepest sympathies. We pray for you all as you grieve the loss of a precious child and we trust that God will provide comfort during this tragic time. All our love Lloyd W. Sumner & Family
My name is fattie Mattie. I was Shawn's favorite dog. I'M not pretty but I sure am sweet and cute.
Shawn used to make John really mad when he took me in the bed no matter how muddy or stinky I was. We didn't care.
You will always be my baby brother that i loved so much and im sorry i didn't show that all the time. you will always be in the my heart and one day when i have kids i will always tell them about their funny crazy silly uncle shawn the best brother i could ever had.
I love you and will never forget
Your Big Sister Brittany
Carolyn, It's difficult to express my feelings. I have such vivid memories of talking with you about Shawn at Callaway Plant. I never had the opportunity to meet Shawn but I know he was a fine young man based on our many conversations. I know you loved Shawn deeply. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. It is my prayer and deepest desire that you and family receive comfort and strength during this difficult time. Steve McCracken
Jon, Carol Ann and Family:
We are so sadden to hear of your loss and offer our sypathies. May you feel the love of our Lord through family and friends during this time. We pray for you and the family as you grieve the tragic loss of your son. May find comfort in God love.
Kenny & Anita Sumner and Family
Kennth G Sumner Sr.
I loved Shawn's smile, his quick wit, his energy, his natural intelligence, his
loyalty to friends, and the twinkle in his eye when mischief was afoot. Shawn
lived large during his short time with us, and he remains a great presence in our
hearts. He is sadly missed and fondly remembered by his teachers and
classmates at South Callaway Academy. With sympathy and respect to his
family, Mary Van Orden.
Carol Ann and Family,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My Deepest Sympathy, Lori Anderson
Shawn baby, every time I try to write it won't stay I need
your help baby. I love you and will never forget you.
shawn Michael you will always be my baby. you were very
special to britt and I. John found out he loves you too
without you are family will never be complete. Love always Your mommy
I'll nver forget the time Carol Ann and I came to the old
house on Cote San Dessein and was a huge ruckus in the bathroom admist giggles and laughter. When I opened the door I found Shawn and a little red headed kid coverered in
mud. Somehow they had hauled two feet of mud from the creek and created a mud pit in the tub. I also rember those kids skateboarding off the roof. Shawn's brightness and intellegence always created a source for fund.
Love John Ehrhardt I
Ed, Carol and family, I am so saddened by your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Shawn you were an amazing person and will always be remembered by me and eveyone who loved you sooooooooo much! i love you and know God is holding you.
Shawn, I cant believe what we had to do today, and i wish you were still here by my side. We all miss you, and i hope you come visit me in my dreams tonight so i can see you once more. I love you shawn with all my heart, i know i never got the chance to really tell you that but i hope you hear me now. Life will never be the same without you, and i will never let you go. i hope you hear me when i am praying trying to reach you, and hope you will soon try to reach me too. I miss you baby...i cant do this without you..i know you wouldnt want me to be this sad EVER but i love you and wish we had more time together. I remember when me and you went to the golf course and were drifting the golf carts, then you made me wreck it into the side of the bridge. And how you always beat me in pool...
Love always and forever!
Shawn you were very close to us we had a lot of good times together.You will always remain in hearts 4 ever i love you Bro... Your boy Always Josh Mealy
Shawn i can't believe ur gone. everyday i have to live without u is like a knife to my heart its hard to go on everyday without u but im doing it 4 u cuz i luv u and i know its wat u would of wanted. I luv u shawn and that will never change. visit me sometimes in my dreams bro. With all my Peace and luv good bye bro i luv u. Your Sister Blair Clevenger
My dear friend Diana....first i wanna say i love ya sis very much and you are my friend for life...I am so very very sorry for the loss of your nephew...god has a great place in heaven for him...and carol ann god bless your dear heart...im soo sorry....if there is anything we can do for you all at this time we are jus a phone call away..know that our thoughts are with you all at this time..i will close with a poem,,,god bless you all
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories were a lane.
we would walk right up to heaven,
and bring him back again.
no farewell words were spoken
no time to say goodbye
he was gone before we knew it,
and only god knows why.
your hearts still aches in sadness,
and secret tears still flow,
what it meant to lose him,
only you will ever know.
but now you know he wants us,
to mourn for him no more,
to remember all the happy times,
life still has instore
since he will never be forgotton,
we pledge to him today,
a hollow place with in your hearts,
and forever more he will stay.
love you dianna...your friend always
Debbie and Bruce and WaTasha David....st charles Missouri
Love ya shawn!!!!!! We had had good times together!!!!!!!!
Amber & Joe
Shawn, hey baby I miss you sooo much and all the songs I hear on the radio
remind me of me and you and all the times we were in your car, Im REALLY
gonna miss you looking at me every 15 minutes with them beautiful blue
eyes and them long eyelashes. i love you with all my heart and always will. I
want you here with me so I can just hold you in my arms and kiss your cute
little lips and just lay by your side FOREVER and never get up. I know you
loved me very much and I feel the same way about you baby. You were my
partner,best friend,soulmate and even more in everything I did. Send me
some dreams of you in my sleep. i promise I will check and help your and our
family. I love all your family members very much even though I dont know all
of them but I hope i will get to meet all of them.
I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART!!
I want to thank everyone for there tributes and sympathy. I want everyone to know that I know he was honery and had his moments, but i loved him very much. Britt and Shawn are my life. I don't know how we will go on without him. John E and Britt and I will try but it will be very hard. I also am happy to know that he found true love with Ashley and would be proud to have her as part of are family. Shawn Michael I will always love you and miss you till day I die. Hopefully then we can be together again I LOVE YOU BABY YOU WERE MY LIFE. Momma
I also want everyone to know I wasn't the best mom in the world, and britt and shawn michael went to stay at my mom's, so in her and dan's heart he was there son to. Shawn Michael came home during the summer and we worked together and spent alot of time together. It was the best time I ever had. I'm very thankful for that time. I LOVE YOU BABY
Hey family and Shawn,
Hey baby I know you found true love with me and I found it with you. Every
morning when I saw you, you touched my heart in a way no one will ever
touch my heart. I also am very glad that I have our family shawn. Even
though we wern't married we was suppose to be. To the family you guys have
me no matter what because shawn is still with us and he looks at us everyday
to make sure we are safe. I love you sooo much shawn and always will. I will
always be yours. I LOVE YOU BABYCAKES!!!! Family can reach me at 573-
310-3745. You can call me anytime you want too. Love you all.
FOREVER YOURS SHAWN,
P.S. I will also keep writing to this page so I can talk to family and shawn.!!
wow i havent been on this page in a while (im sorry shawn bro) i just wanted to think u ashley i know we never meet but u meant alot to my bro and i rly would like to hangout wit u sometime. if anyone needs someone to talk to u can call me at 5733104092 i would luv to hear 4rm u guys and talk to u, shawn would want me to help everyone rite now and be with the people he loved cuz he cant be rite now. i luv u mommy and britt wit all my heart Blair Clevenger
Blair even though I haven't met u here is my number if you ever wanna call. 573-310-3745 or u can get it from grandma, momma, britt and this website. Love all you guys. Ashley Bailey
I havent been on here in a while, i am sooo very sorry, i havent had a computer, otherwise you know i would have. i miss you so much and i have seen you in my dreams more than once. i was on the business loop the other day and i almost started crying when i pulled into moser's because i remembered when we used to go there and the loop alll the time. every time i see a tan honda i get excited, and then sad..one time i even thought i saw you driving down the road, i almost followed but then i remembered it couldn't be possible. shawn i miss you so much, sometimes i cry, sometimes i even blame god for taking you away from me, but i love you very much. You are and always will be my best friend. we grew up together shawn and i cant believe you have left me, but now i have to be good so i can see you when i leave this place, and that is a promise to you i will never break. And all those losers that messed with you when you were here have been takin care of for you. Well this is getting long, just know i will always love you, miss you and it still hurts to think about but i still smile when i hear your voice in my head. And momma if your reading this, i will be by the house soon, i just have to wait for my mother to give me back my car, i love you!! Love always and forever, Joy
On the 18 would have been your 18th b-day. i'll party twics as hard for you and soon on for futher b-day's
Big Sis Brittany
britt and mom call me at 5732207601 i miss you shawn please look over me and my growing family because i am now 5 months pregnant i need you by my side thru this. wish you were here. the kicks are getting so strong and frequent.
Hi my baby its your mom I want u to know that I have moved to Florida and i brought James with me. I want u to know that I brought u with me in my heart. It has been a year and a half and my love grows stronger everyday. I can barely get out of bed everyday because I know that u r not with me. Britt and John miss u everyday and love u to. I moved to Florida because I couldnt stand the memories but they came with me. U r the best son that a mom could have and i know u promised that u never would leave me and I know that u did leave but not by choice. I want u to know that grandma Hines is sick I want u to look out for her we all love grandma to plus grandpa would give up if he lost her. When i do go to the beach I think of u and the fun we had here when grandma and dan brought us all. I want to be with u my baby but britt needs me. Hopefully soon we will all be together and when i see u i will never let u go. I want you to know that I bring u a red rose every month now that we r so far apart I have your aunt toni and tonya and grandma and grandpa still do it for me. I am coming to see u soon and I will bring you your rose myself. The love I have for u grows stronger evey day. I want to be with u now and i will be there soon. I want u know that joy still keeps in touch when I talk to her I think of u more she is a very sweet girl. I need to quit writing or they wont print this and it is very important that they print this I dont want u think I left u I didnt u r in my heart and all the memories came to. I LOVE U BABY and I will never forget u or the love i have for u. Love and kisses always your mom. U will always be my baby. Hopefully we will be together soon. your mom.
Hey Sweetie, i havent wrote on here in a long time, but i still think of you and often tell people stories of memories we have shared, i wish you were here to meet my little girl, i know youd love her and shed love u too, things will nvr be the same without you and im sad mom and britt moved to florida, i still have your t-shirt and all the love i shared for you since day 1. its so hard not having you with me, but i still talk to you as much as possible, you know tht, even if its not posted on here. i need to make my way up to see u, no matter how hard it will be. just know i love you and miss you very much, and thnks mom, i miss u n britt and love u very much come visit me sometime and meet Kyra. :) Love Always && Forever Joy (4-21-11)
Its been almost 4 year's, since you been gone. I really really miss you. Life aint the same,
we're all still broken from this. Can you beleive this, Erika is turning 15 in about 2 months. She
growen into a sweet young lady. OMG Dillon he going to be 14 in about 2 months too. I love
that kid so much. but at the same time he breaks my heart cause he truning into his Big cuzo
Shawn in every way. He's even got that smile down that you did when you were up to no good
lol... But i love how we still hang on each other. In away i see them both as my little sister and
little brothers, instead of a older cousin. So you know i look out for them and try to help guide
them, when i can. Rory he is 5 now omg he is getting so big(he is the height and weight of a 8
year old)... And this hurts me so much he didnt get a longer chance to know you. but if you
show him a picture, he'll tell you its Shawn... When i can hear this song without crying ( Which I
do alot these days) Unlce Eric is going to teach me how to play "Tear's in Heaven". Grandma
and Dan are doing little bit better than me, but grandma she'll laugh or cry when we talk about
you. And i need you to understand when i come back to Missouri for visit, i want to go c u but it
hurt to much still. I cant do it yet. aND YES its been to long time since i've been on here. Oh
before i forget, I've passed the GED and now in COLLEGE.... But I might not go back to school
next semster so i can save more money to move back home... I better go to sleep its 1:07am
I'll Love you always and forever *Brittany* 11-30-12