OBITUARY

Cecil "Ed" Edwin Shaver

March 27, 1929February 16, 2021
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Cecil “Ed” Shaver, 91, of Belleville, Illinois, born March 27, 1929 in Paragould, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Belleville, Illinois.

Ed proudly served his country, retiring from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. After his military retirement, he attended SIUE and received his Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. He served for a decade as an investigator for Court Services and Probation with the 20th Judicial Circuit Court in St. Clair County, Illinois. Upon retiring fully, he and his wife, Jo Ann, enjoyed traveling around the United States in their RV. Ed was an amazing artist who was known for his charactures and even worked as a cartoonist with the Belleville News Democrat. He also loved photography, capturing many of the family’s precious memories of weddings, events and gatherings. He enjoyed woodworking, leatherworking, target shooting and reloading ammunition. All who knew him will miss his wonderful sense of humor and caring nature.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teryl Lynn; his father, Cecil Shaver; his mother, Ruth Floyd, nee Barger, and her husband, Harlan Floyd; his sister, Patricia Bomar; a nephew, Eddie Bomar; and a son-in-law, Darrell Van Brocklin.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jo Ann Shaver, nee Lebruska, of Freeburg, IL, whom he married on September 7, 1955; his children, Cheryl Van Brocklin, of Las Vegas, NV, Diana (Ray) Bacon, of Atascadero, CA, Laura (Dennis) Rea, of Du Quoin, IL, Lynda (Bob) Wallace, of Smithton, IL, Edwin “Buzz” (Iralonna) Shaver, of Valmeyer, IL, and Michael “Mike” (Jeanenne Lambert) Shaver , of Lake St. Louis, MO; his grandchildren, Jamie, Devin, Dana, Jessica “Paige”, Kelly, Gary, Shannon, Brook, Lindsay, Brian, Steven, Alex, Kayla, Marc, Alyssa, Rob, Ken, Justin, Corey, and Heather; his many great grandchildren; a brother, Ron Shaver; his niece and nephew, Patti Bomar and Jamie Bomar; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to AMVETS or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held privately in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Linda (Lauko) Silch

February 23, 2021

Lynda, Laura, and family,
So sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. He will surely continue to shine through his wonderful family that he loved so much.
God Bless and Comfort you all.

Mary Sisk-Sickles

February 22, 2021

Dear Laura and Lynda,
I'm so sorry to read of your precious father's passing. I am holding your hands in my heart and I ask God to stay with your family through these days.
Please accept my deepest condolences.

Marie Shaw (Payne)

February 22, 2021

Remembering your dad Laura and Lynda in Woodbridge Va when you guys were so little back in the late 60’s and 70’s. We were one big family. Had fun and friends to this day. RIP Ed. Always in our hearts now and forever💕you were a second dad to me .....

Tracy Smith

February 19, 2021

My deepest sympathies to your mom and family.You were blessed with a great husband and a wonderful Dad! 91 years, what a great life!

Don Zinkl

February 18, 2021

My prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss.


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Randy Willard

February 17, 2021

Your Family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Janis Hopkins

February 17, 2021

Sending a big hug to the Shaver family. Lynda and Mike-Your dad was great guy! May memories of him be a comfort to you always.

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