|Shelby Wayne Clifton, 23, of Maroa, lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis at 4:37 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, with his father
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Heartland Community Church, 3253 Brush College Rd., Decatur.
Pastor Joe Bowman will officiate. Burial will take place at NorthFork Cemetery in Longcreek. Visitation will be Friday, June 26, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., also at
Heartland Community Church. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service & Care is in charge of
Shelby was born in May of 1992, in Decatur, the son of Steve Clifton and Rebecca Carter. He attended Maroa Forsyth High School, and worked as a Tech at
Bob Ridings in Decatur. Shelby was a member of Southfork Dirt Riders, Oakley Dirt Riders, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Shelby is survived by his father, Steve (Ronda) Clifton, his mother, Bekki (Dan) Goveia; stepbrothers, Colton and Connor Gruen, and Justin Young; half-
sisters, Makayla and Aryanna; stepsister, Brandi Cisco; grandparents: Billie Clifton, Harry and Judy Carter; Uncle Rick (Leann) Clifton; cousin, Gabbi Clifton;
and his beloved dog, Gear.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bob Clifton, several great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Shelby was born with Cystic Fibrosis. He battled all of his life, yet he never complained. He could not change the cards he was dealt, so he played the hand he
was given to the best of his ability. Soon after learning to walk, he began to love mushroom hunting. Shelby loved his Uncle Rick’s crappie and going to
Hooter’s. He loved his friends, and he loved living life to the fullest. He enjoyed BMX, ATV motocross, and the Trucks Gone Wild Mud Fest. Shelby was
fearless, and he loved doing tricks on his motorcycle. While battling CF was harder, he still enjoyed working hard, and being with his friends and family. His
last request was to attend the Mud Fest in his truck, and his friends and family made that possible. Shelby always put others before himself, and he has
personally requested casual dress for his visitation and life celebration, so please wear a t-shirt. Shelby Strong!
His family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Davison and his CF team, and the PEDS Unit at Carle, for all their care and support.
Please sign the family guestbook at: www.TLCelebratingeverylife.com.