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Shawna Lynn (Steil) Kelson                  Send flowers
Services: A celebration of life will be held on a later date at the convenience of her family
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Shawna Lynn (Steil) KelsonRed Rose2Shawna Lynn (Steil) Kelson, affectionately known as Shy to all her friends and family, was a beautiful soul, a wife, a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was born on May 13, 1986, in Des Moines, Iowa and tragically passed away on May 14, 2024 in her home town Marion Ohio at a young age. She is preceded by death by both paternal and maternal grandparents, Her uncle Mark, and cousin Greg.

Shawna's most cherished role was being a devoted mother to her son, Braxton, whom she adored ,and held close to her heart. She found immense joy in nurturing and loving him, being a source of light in his life. Shawna is survived by her husband Christopher Kelson. She was the beloved daughter of Toni (Steil) and Brian Newsom (stepfather James Reese) (stepmother Brandee Newsom). Her in-laws Cassie and Dave Stone.  She was a loving sister to Jessica, Julie, Sarah, Maria, Samantha, Mackenzie, and Elden, all of whom she held dear.

Shawna had a heartwarming connection with her nieces and nephews, Staijha, Jayda, Anna, Colton, Mason, Da'jess, and Anthony, whom she showered with love and affection. She treasured her big extended family, creating lasting memories and bonds with each one of them.

One interesting aspect of Shawna's life was she was so creative and had a way to tell fun and funny story's making all who was listening completely focused and engaged on what ever story she would be telling and  her imaginary friend named Sonny,   (a cute worm who she would say  lived in the cracks of the walls.) Sonny served as Shawna's conscience, offering guidance, comfort, and sometimes testing her patience. Shawna would share stories of Sonny with the children, bringing laughter and joy into their lives.

Despite facing her own struggles, Shawna was dedicated to her journey of sobriety and hard work. she also followed her lord and faithfully dedicated  to her church.  she focusing on bettering herself for her son, Braxton. Her genuine, and friendly nature endeared her to all who knew her, leaving a lasting impression with her beautiful smile and kind spirit. Shawna had a unique ability to touch the hearts of those around her and will forever be remembered as a beacon of love and light in the lives of many.

May her memory be a blessing, and may her legacy of love and resilience live on in the hearts of all who were touched by her presence. A celebration of life will be held on a later date at the convenience of her family.

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#1 from: Haylee
marion ohio
Mon, May 20, 2024 at 5:51 PM

Thank you for always being my moms and cousins best friend (Ashley and becky) i will forever miss you . You was taken way to soon! #LLS🕊️❣️

#2 from: Jennifer
Mon, May 20, 2024 at 8:04 PM

Im so thankful to have met someone as beautiful and genuine as shawna. We all grew up and our paths was diffrent but ill forever cherish the memories i do have when we was younger. Even though it was so long ago shawna, my heart hurts because ive never met anyone like you and you just was a bright light in so many lives and deffintly made a impression and impact on mine growing up. May your spirit and light live on and may you rest in peace beautiful girl...

#3 from: Sarah
Mon, May 20, 2024 at 9:57 PM

I have worked with her for the last few years. We became friends, swapping stories about dogs and kids. Shawna was always true, thoughtful, kind, and wonderful memories she left behind. I dearly miss her and that smile. My deepest sympathy to all her family.

#4 from: Johna Nibert
Tue, May 21, 2024 at 3:47 PM

My sympathy goes out to Shawn’s family. Prayers are with you.          Johna Nibert

#5 from: Diana
Wed, May 22, 2024 at 3:37 PM

You will forever be in our hearts. We Love You Shy

#6 from: Julieanna Cook
Fri, May 24, 2024 at 12:40 PM

I can't believe are Shawna Madonna is gone I remember when she stayed the summer with us & I was pregnant with Annastassia & shanwa was tired but wanted to rub my belly & get the baby to kick & when she was doing this she said that I was going to have the baby that night & of course I went into labor that night . I love you Lil cuz & i miss you & you're always in my heart .

#7 from: Sarah Gwynn
Sat, May 25, 2024 at 2:29 AM


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