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Memorial created 04-3-2010 by
Dana Ellis
Shane Ryan Ellis
June 5 1987 - August 24 2001

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08-24-2016 7:01 PM -- By: Just a mom,  From: Tennessee  

I am just a mom, nothing so special about that I suppose. Just a mom who lost a son. He was 30 when he passed over. I had him a lot longer than some had their children and I am thankful for that. I wish I had him longer though. My heart broke when his heart stopped. I did know Shane, but I do know loss. As a mom I get it. I don't think it gets easier. The missing them never stops. I wanted to pay tribute to your loved one on his passing day. He is one cute boy. I am sure you hear that all the time! Today may be hard. You are not alone, not today. He is with you in spirit as my son is with me. You are in my thoughts. Take care. Always Ryan P Frye's Mom Jeanne

06-08-2014 12:00 AM -- By: Jenny Haniford~Long,  From: Crawfordsville  

I always think about Shane a lot around this time of year as our birthdays are not far a part. I miss riding the bus with him, his brother, Dustin, and Noah. The 4 of us had a ton of laughs and fun together! And let's not forget to mention; I really miss listening to Shane and Ray drumming on their books during class. I used to be mesmerized by their talents! I often wonder if we all would be closer still today if he had not left us sooo soon. Looking back I don't think we understood how to grieve. We should have held onto each other tighter rather than drift so far away. Now days I'll see them in public and we say our short hellos and how ya doing then go our separate ways until we see each other again. I try to remember Shane as much as I can as I used to have a huge crush on him but never wanted anyone to know. I see his memorial everyday on my way to work or town. It always makes me stop and double check for cars. And to not get in too big of hurry as we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Just want to say Happy Belated Birthday Shane! As for some odd reason I always think your birthday is the 7th instead of the 5th! Maybe next year I'll remember it correctly! Miss you Shane!

06-07-2014 12:11 AM -- By: John Millikin,  From: Veedersburg, IN  

My wife Melisa, was treated to a random act of kindness from someone today and given a card that directed her to this memorial.  Melisa was so touched by this act of kindness and this site that she cried while she explained it to me.  That was a very beautiful sight to see my wife showing her soul and the way she was touched by both the kindness and the sorrow. We are very sorry for your loss.  We thank you for sharing your story with us.


10-14-2013 1:28 PM -- By: Dustin Banks,  From: Indianapolis, IN  

Yesterday, I met a lovely lady at Sarbucks in Indianapolis, close to IU Medical Center.  I had decided to leave my change from my drink with the cashier to pass it on to the next customer and I'm happy it was this lady.  She came over to talk to me and give me a card, one side with Shane, the other side with Kennedy.  I have prayed for Kennedy and believe 100% she is healed from her ailments.  God bless you all.

07-30-2013 7:24 PM -- By: Ricky Bybee,  From: Florida  

Love you and miss you, we think of you daily.  Uncle Rick

07-30-2013 5:20 PM -- By: Vickie Shepherd,  From: Alabama  

God Bless you and your family. Thank you for the gift of life you gave my sister in law Cindy. I will be forever humbled by your gift of Life and Love.

07-30-2012 5:48 PM -- By: Bob & Deb Villars,  From: Frankfort  

07-30-2012 5:47 PM -- By: Bob & Deb Villars,  From: Frankfort  

06-14-2012 8:20 PM -- By: Marcia Murdock,  From: c'ville  

Loved this! Wish that they had this sort of outlet when my Angie  went to be with Jesus..You have a wonderful testimony to an awesome young man...

12-25-2011 3:20 AM -- By: ,  From:  

What a cutie Shane is. I hope God give you comfort and peace as Shane celebrates his 10th Christmas with Jesus.

08-24-2011 2:23 PM -- By: lynn- mother of Brian Jones,  From: MD  

Sending a hug your way today

08-24-2011 6:37 AM -- By: dragan-jovic's dad,  From: last-memories.com  

I lite this candle in memory of you on this special day. God Bless your family and keep the faith till u meet again with him.  (croatia)

07-09-2011 9:58 AM -- By: Mom,  From: Indiana  

Shane, I love and miss you more than ever...Life just continues to move forward as you miss more and more and we miss you more and more....I love  you sweetheart and always wonder what my life would be like if you were here....Miss your bear hugs::)))


07-09-2011 8:48 AM -- By: sandy abey,  From: sri lanka  

 so sorry for your loss may god bless you and your family.

06-24-2011 3:18 PM -- By: Lori Chaney,  From: Bainbridge, IN  

 Dana, you always have a way of making people remember Shane and what a great kid he was.  You also make people realise how special he was and how special you and Alex are.  Thank you for sharing all that you have with us.  Lori

06-23-2011 3:03 PM -- By: Dianna Perry,  From:  

 We miss and love you Shane, you are always in my thoughts with sweet memories of you, my buddy...

06-23-2011 2:29 PM -- By: grandma,  From: crawfordsville  

we miss and love you shane so many memories grandma see  you sjr

06-05-2011 4:16 PM -- By: Judy,  From:  

Happy Birthday Shane.  Fly high with all our angels

06-05-2011 1:29 AM -- By: ,  From: fla  

happy birthday to you... so very sad!


04-26-2011 10:26 PM -- By: carrieo,  From: gladwin,MI  

04-19-2011 8:13 AM -- By: Uncle Rick,  From:  

Dana, thinking of our family today.  Just wanted to say I love you.  Rick

02-13-2011 9:09 AM -- By: Judy Barrick,  From: Bolingbrook Il  

 Thank you Shane for our gift.

02-11-2011 6:22 PM -- By: Barbara Shidler,  From: Gulf Shores Alabama  

11-16-2010 2:09 PM -- By: Nancy Harp,  From: Douglas, GA  

Dana, I love this memorial.  But, what is so amazing is that we have so much in common.  On the third day of my son's 8th grade school year, our lives were changed as well.  My son's aorta valve dissected, with no warning.  So, it too was very sudden and unexpected.  He was in band, had blonde hair, and wore glasses.  I noticed on your blog that you have a lot of scripture.  One of my favorites is Isaiah 57:1.  It was given to me one year after Alex passed away.  I hope to hear back from you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

08-24-2010 4:47 PM -- By: Dan Kramer,  From:  

 I saw your son's memorial and was deeply touched.  My son was also 13, our only child and the most important part of our lives.  For us, it's been 4 years since he's been gone.  My son was also a musician.  I know exactly how you feel.  Whenever he played a new song for us, we felt sure he had a future in music. He also loved golf.  I can only hope that it gets easier to live with the emptiness in your lives with time. 

08-24-2010 3:57 PM -- By: BRENDA,  From: NEW KENT, VA  


08-24-2010 9:31 AM -- By: Athena Cullen,  From: California, Los Angeles  

Thinking about you Dana, and Shane in this special day! 

Dear Shane, watch over your amazing family!

God bless!


08-24-2010 12:14 AM -- By: Judy,  From: Gillette, WY  

Dear Dana,

I would like to thank you for sharing Shane and his beautiful music.  I usually turn the volume off my computer when visiting these sites.  The music always makes me cry.  Tonight when I came to visit Shane, the volume stayed on, what a honor to hear him play.  It is so very beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless.

Shane you are undoubtedly playing beautiful music in Heaven.  God Bless

06-05-2010 10:02 PM -- By: Judy,  From: Gillette, WY  

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Shane.  What an amazing young man, he has a beautiful smile.  I see that you are a little further ahead of me on this awful journey.  I can't imagine the pain of losing a child gets any easier as the years pass.  I miss my son more and more each day.  I pray that our boys have become good friends in Heaven.  God Bless

Happy angel day Shane, send your mom a wonderful sign and let her know that you are always near. 

06-05-2010 3:47 PM -- By: Brenda Collins,  From: New Kent, VA  

Happy birthday  Shane, I know you now play beautiful music for Christ.


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