Jonathon Wayne Shelton

Jonathon Wayne Shelton, 33 of Lawrence Kansas passed away on July 28, 2021 in Lawrence Kansas. He was born on July 30, 1987 in Parsons Kansas to Angela Murphy and Donald Shelton.

Jon grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Free State High School in 2005.

He took pride in working at Hp Pelzer as well as in the oil field near Odessa Texas. Jon enjoyed spending time with his three daughters, his love, and her two sons. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Jon was a jokester who had the ability to brighten up a room with his presence. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, cooking, and had recently taken up hobby beekeeping.

Jon is survived by his daughters, Haven, Swayzie, and Payton Shelton, Mother, Angela Murphy, brother, Samual Shelton, and maternal grandmother, Kathern Hodges of Lawrence, KS., sister, Megan Monroe and family of Panama City, Fl, spouse, Alia Hughes and sons, Michael and Elias of Lawrence, KS.

Jon was preceded in death by his dad Jerry Murphy and his maternal grandfather David Hodges of Lawrence KS.

Jon’s celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donations can be made directly to Angela Murphy and may be sent in care of the Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Angela D Murphy on August 19, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I read my son’s obituary everyday. It’s still hard to imagine that Jon’s no longer with us physically. Son I’ll see you in time. I love you son!
    Love Mom❤️

  2. DOUGLAS MAYER on August 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    From one brother to another i love you i miss you your always in my thoughts. What we had was ours and ours alone. I will always be thankful for the time we had all the good and all the bad. We laughed we cryed, We were honest we also lied. you often left me wondering man what am I doing hanging out with this guy. but anybody who can make you laugh as much as you made me your buddy the crippled guy. Theres nobody else I would want by my side. for all of our differences we were the same i was the yin and you the yang. I will never tell you goodbye only see you again in due time…… Perpetual love from one brother to another family forever through space and Time.

  3. Nettie Jones on August 24, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    So many prayers to my cousin and her family.. no mother should bury a child.. but I know Jon is with his mom and sister and brother and his daughters.. may he fly High.. R.I.P Jon

  4. Amanda Elder on August 24, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Jon, Your like a brother to me and I really can’t believe you’re gone. We had so many good times over the years. You always lit up the room! I swear it didn’t matter if it was only a few people or many you were always the one to keep the atmosphere fun and everyone laughing. You were such an amazing friend always had my back no matter what and I’ll never forget that. Until we meet again. RIP

  5. Ken Stowe on August 25, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    The first time I met Jon he was passed out on his grandmothers couch with a huge bag of Cheetos resting in his arm and I knew we were going to get along well. Being neighbors and having common interests in finding trouble, Jon and I grew a tight bond as teenagers. We grew apart and moved around, but every time we got together it was like a time-machine. Jon possessed a strong sense of loyalty and I thank Jon for having my back whenever I needed it, while also teaching me to zip my pockets when he was around.

    We had much fun together. We had many differences. But there was always love and understanding for what each of us had gone through in life.

    Jon reached out to me a few months ago and we chatted back and forth a bit. It’s a bit cliche, but this is a reminder to think about the ones that have made an impact in your life and reach out to them.

    Jon is not gone…to steal a famous phrase of his, “Nah, f*** that dude”. The memories we have of Jon will remind us to take life as it comes but to also make it ours.

    My heart goes out to his daughters, brother Sam and mother Angie.

  6. TJ McPherson on August 26, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Till we meet again cuxzo. I love you brother.

  7. Jennifer Wells on August 28, 2021 at 8:59 am

    It’s so hard to find the right words to say. I watched you go from a little crazy teenager to a father and a great man. I know that we had our issues through the years yet you have always been another son to me. Through the laughter, tears and fights we always had love. It’s not goodbye it’s till we meet again. You sure did make the world your own and I am completely blessed to have been there to see it with you. I cherish our memories and our secret talks. I love you Jon….

  8. Ira Heffner on August 29, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I’ve known John for many years. Though we were never really close, that never stopped him from being a great guy to me and my kids. As a father myself, I could see the immense and unconditional love he had for his children. Great friend, amazing dad, loved by many!

  9. Jon Heffner on August 29, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Rest easy brother. We will see you when we get there.

  10. Sheri Holifield on September 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I was waiting for Jon. To come home . His Texas home. That was what I Hung on. to because of everything I was going through….I knew that if I could just make it till he came home that he would make it better because he made me stronger…. his presence made me happy ..he was so funny always had something to say. We could talk about anything …we didn’t judge. Him and my son Curtis were really tight. And my mother loved him so…..they would cook together .My brother is a ASS**** for not being.there for Jon or acknowledging how he was in the wrong. He missed out on knowing such a Good hearted man. He really loved his kids ..his mother and his uncle Mike so encase he never told him he did tell me on several occasions that he could relate to his uncle Mike the most. He loved Sam …boy did I hear some brother stories… Im struggling with his passing. I get mad at him sometimes…. But I really. Had so much love or him and he is so missed.

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