Michael L. Shinneman, 59, of Decatur, passed away at 4:12 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 in his home. He was born on July 17, 1960 in Lexington, Kentucky. Michael is survived by his parents: Mary Jane (Davis) Woodard, and husband Jerry A. Woodard of Morrisonville and Danny L. Christman of Tower Hill; sons: Michael L. Shinneman Jr. (Anna) of Pontoon Beach, Christopher D. Shinneman of Taylorville, and Joseph E. Shinneman of Taylorville; 6 grandchildren; brothers: Brian E. Shinneman of Taylorville, Steven R. Shinneman of Morrisonville, Daniel R. Christman (Michelle) of Sydney; sisters: Rachael Shinneman of Bloomington, Malissa Taylor (Frank) of Taylorville, Malinda DuBois (Tom) of Mustang, Oklahoma; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Mr. Shinneman previously attended Richland Community College and also earned a certificate in mechanics. He was a fan of Sci-Fi movies as well as westerns and was a history buff, especially of World War II and was an avid reader.


A memorial visitation in honor of Mike will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials in his honor may be left to his family c/o McClure Funeral Home. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Michael, or condolences to his family, may be left online at

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