Steven Lee Sheley, 67
Posted on May 3, 2021
LAWRENCEVILLE — Steven Lee Sheley, age 67, of Lawrenceville, died on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana, after a three-year battle with Leukemia.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1952 in Washington, Indiana, the son of Donald and Bernadine Sheley. He married Beverly Bean on Dec. 23, 1973, and she survives.
Steve retired on Sept. 24, 2016 from a 45-year radio career. He started as a newsman for WNOI, Flora, from 1970-1971. He entered the broadcasting program at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, and announced on WVJC from 1971-1973. His career took off in New Albany, Indiana announcing for WREY from 1973-1978. As he was working in New Albany, he also announced for WAKY in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1975-1977. Steve and his wife moved to Lawrenceville in 1978, and Steve announced for WAKO doing the sign off shift from 1978-1986. He announced for WYER in Mt. Carmel, from 1986-1989. He went back to WAKO as the morning DJ in Lawrenceville, from 1989-2016, where he retired.
Steve was a 32-year member of the Moose 779, Lawrenceville; a 19-year member of the Eagles 384, Vincennes, Indiana; a 33-year member of the Elks 715, Mt. Carmel; and a 22-year member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 30, Olney.
Survivors include: his wife, Beverly of Lawrenceville; one sister-in-law, Norma Bean and friend, Mike Beliles of Vincennes, Indiana; two brothers-in-law, Darrell Bean and wife, Cheryl of Olney; and Curtiss Bean of Bluford; one nephew, Clayton Bean of Evansville, Indiana; and one niece, Kim Warner of Effingham.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; and one sister, Brenda Bray.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. CDT at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, and may be viewed with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/emmonsmaceysteffey.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center and Wig Shoppe.
Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.
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