Shawn Michael Lyles

Funeral services for Shawn Michael Lyles, 31, Lawrence will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Shawn passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Shawn was born June 29, 1984 in Topeka, KS, the son of Clark Leon and Tamara “Tammy” Lynn (Yarbro) Lyles.

He loved being with his family especially his kids, nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his mother, Tammy, Eudora; father, Clark and stepmother, Angie Brown, Sedalia, MO; grandfather, Roger Yarbro; Great Grandmother, Lura Montgomery; his children, Christian Biberstein, Aquinnah Raab, Chaiden Lyles, Arianna Lyles; sisters, Dawn Lyles, Shanna Lyles, Brienn Young; brothers, Jacob Lyles, Madison Lyles; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ty Leon Lyles, grandmothers, Louise Yarbro, Georgella Lyles; and his grandfather, Clark Levion Lyles.

The family will greet friends from 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Shawn Lyles Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

29 Condolences

  1. Lorie on October 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Tammy and family –
    I am so sorry to hear about Shawn. My heart is heavy for you and your family. I will pray the Lord to hold you close and give you strength and comfort in these days ahead.
    Love, Lorie

  2. Lijia Lyles on October 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    My heart hurts. I love you and will always love you.

  3. Yalanda Brooks on October 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    my sincere condolence for your lost, you and your family are in my prayers

  4. Michelle Smith on October 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    My condolences to the family. I’m praying for god to give strength to get thru this difficult time. I grew up with Shawn. He always had a smile on his face… rip Shawn.

  5. Lucinda on October 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Tammy and family, I am so so sorry for you loss. My heart breaks for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Lucinda

  6. Heather Ice on October 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Heather Ice

  7. Kim Brouhard on October 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Tammy & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
    Love to you all,

  8. Sharon Fowler on October 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lyles family at this time..Words can never discribe what you are going through.Sharon and Chris

  9. Wendi Georgie and family on October 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I am so very heavy hearted at your loss of someone too young to leave. I can hear Georgella meeting him at the gates saying “Why you here so early?” and embracing him with one of her famous hugs. I pray the memories of his life will fill your hearts with joy. Our prayers are with you all.

  10. Anonymous on October 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. His memory will live on his precious beautiful children. Tammy, Shanna and all those beautiful babies you all are in my prayers and thoughts

  11. sharon smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    To the family I’m so sorry for your loss may his memories live in you all forever Shawn was always a very sweet and kind person, the Lord has call a wonderful young Man home. Tho we may miss him here with us but in our hearts we will continue to smile from the Love we all shared with him.

  12. Phyllis Saler - Stadley on October 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I am sad to hear of Mary’s passing. She was my neighbor for over 30 years. Such a sweet soul and kind person. She will be missed. I pray for peace during this time of loss for your family….

  13. Anonymous on October 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Sorry for your loss! Prayers with all his kids and family! Shawn was a really nice guy and loved his kids with all his heart! May he rest in peace now!

  14. Betty Johnson on October 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Tammy and Clark, and family I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers. My heart is with you Tammy. May God hold you in his arms during these very sad days. Love ya Betty.

  15. Connie Morgan on October 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn’t no Shawn, I no his father and I feel so sad for the family. Prayers to all of you, especially to his children. May God Bless all of you through this heart breaking time.

  16. Anthony Hill on October 20, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Rest In Peace Cousin Shawn. I know your watching over us. Still can’t believe it but all I know is God always has a plan. Rather it hurt is or not. My heart goes out to the rest of the family. Love you all.

  17. teresa cumpton on October 20, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I didn’t know Shawn personally but I know other,family members. Ny sincere condolences at this time of darkness’s. May you find strength and be blessed with love and support. Your family is in my prayers.

  18. Angela Crenshaw on October 20, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Shawn. Words can’t even express my sadness for you all. My heart goes out to the entire family in great sympathy as you celebrate Shawn’s life and mourn his loss. May your memories of him comfort you, and may Gods presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may his love surround you with peace & strength to cope at this difficult time that only he can give now in the weeks and months ahead. I will continue to keep your family in my thought’s & prayers. Shawn will be missed dearly.
    ~Rest In Paradise Shawn Michael Lyles~

    Angela Crenshaw

  19. Kelly Cook on October 21, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of Shawn. My condolences
    Go out to Clark and Tammy as well as the rest of the family..
    Just know that Shawn is at peace in the Lords hands now.
    May you R.I.P.Shawn. Gone but never forgotten!

  20. Cindy wagner on October 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    To the family of Shawn Lyles, I send my condolences to the family and prayers to you the mother of Shawn,s children, May the Creator guide you on to the red road in your time of need, Ahoe

  21. Phyllis Barnhardt on October 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Many prayers for the family of Shawn. My deepest condolences. May the Lord comfort you in this time
    And may you know he’s in a much better place. Clark I send cares for as you have lost your son. Know that it’s gods will and be strong. As we can’t change that. Much love Phyllis

  22. Anonymous on October 21, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Tammy, I am sorry for your loss of Shawn!
    He had a caring spirit about him. I will always remember him on a ladder, cleaning out my gutters!
    May God bless Shawn, you, and your family with peace, love, light and strength. May you live with the good memories!
    Love you,
    Susan K. Hoefer

  23. Dylan pierce on October 21, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Shawn….. Only knew you for a ur but u made a huge impact on my life. I am so sorry brother. Oh your baby girls….. I’m so sorry. A true soldier till the end. But when god calls you gotta go home. I love u brother no more pain. :'(

  24. Anthony Blurton on October 21, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    To my half brother Clark my hart goes out to you and the rest of the family.I feel bad that i cant be their for you in your time of pain and I am sorry that I only met your son once when he was small.But I feel good that I did meet him but I would feel bad if I had never met him. But Clark I feel your pain and my hart is with you my brother and may God bless you and all of the family your half brother Anthony Blurton

  25. Elizabeth blueback on October 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    My prayers go out to the family for your lost. My prayers for you all.

  26. Laurie clark on October 22, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Tammy….I have no idea of what you’re feeling right now. I just wish I could some how make it go away. Have always loved you and I am so sorry you are living this.

  27. ck on October 24, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I extend my condolences to the family, may you all find comfort during this tragic time. God promises to resurrect our dear loved ones sleeping in death. (John 5:28,29)

  28. Peggy Evancho on October 26, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Dear Tammy,
    Sending you hugs and prayers. So sorry to hear about Shawn. May our Heavenly Father hold you in his loving arms so you may find peace again.
    Peggy Evancho

  29. Laura Torres Porter on June 29, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Tammy and Family, Quite by chance, I just now learned of Shawn’s passing in 2015. I am shocked and saddened to learn you lost him so early. Shawn was an art student of mine when I taught at South Junior High. I have had thousands of students in my career, and, yet, Shawn is one that I will always remember because of his wonderful smile and his goodness. My sincerest condolences to you all.

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