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Autumn Shanks, 26, formerly of Quincy, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday (April 2, 2019) at the Prairie Village Heathcare Center in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Born June 17, 1992 in Quincy, Autumn was the daughter of Karen Shanks.
Autumn loved watching Barney, looking through her pictures, and going to McDonald's. She enjoyed swimming and watching sports, especially baseball. Autumn was chosen to attend a St. Louis Cardinals game with Make-A-Wish where she met one of her favorite players, Albert Pujols.
Survivors include her mother, Karen Shanks of Quincy; maternal grandfather, Leo Shanks (Emily) of Quincy; paternal grandmother, Linda Dierker of Quincy; two uncles, Kevin Shanks (Donna) of Fayetteville, N.C. and Travis Shanks (Tiffany) of Quincy; and four cousins, Brandon Shanks (Prissa), Kaitlyn Hocking (Matt), Grace Shanks and Lily Shanks; and two very special friends, Amanda Moore and Mary Neuser.
Autumn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Shelby Shanks; and maternal great grandparents, Merle and Lily Uppinghouse and Everett and Mary Shanks.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
The family will host a memorial service on Saturday afternoon (April 13, 2019) at 2:00 in the Sunset Home Chapel with Pastor Dixie Croxton officiating.
Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until the time of services at the Sunset Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Leo Shanks to help with expenses.