Carnations 6

Shannon Theresa (Wall) Orf

December 25, 1980 ~ April 23, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old


Shannon Theresa Orf passed away on April 23, 2023 at the age of 42. She was the beloved wife of Jay Orf, cherished mother to Haylie Wall and Destynee Orf, loving daughter of Maggie (Lou) Thies and Dan Wall. Adored sister to four siblings, Melissa (Troy) Wall, Greg (Jackie) Thies, Dani (Jason) Null, Michael (Maegen) Thies. Preceded by her beloved mother-in-law Pat Orf, loving grandparents Donald and Jane Wall, Betty Clifford, and Marge Thies. Deeply cherished by grandmother, JoAnn Hogan; cousins, Ashley (Shawn) Morrison and Skye Morrison, father-in-law, Jerry (Nedra) Orf, four brothers/sisters-in-law, Eric (Micki) Orf, Mindy (Ray) Juengst, Scott (Jenny) Everingham, and Kyle Orf.

Shannon was a gift to all those around her, so it makes perfect sense that she was born on Christmas day. She was a confident, silly, free-spirited, spunky, disney singing, scary movie loving, one of a kind beautiful soul.

The first thing a stranger would notice about Shannon is her striking beauty. Those who knew her, knew she was so much more. She would pass through the threshold of any doorway and her presence was known. Her energy and smile can be described as electric and if you did not feel her, you undoubtedly heard her. Shannon was as colorful as her language. She was exuberant by every definition of the word. Behind that pretty face, she’s tough as nails. Shannon was a protector of everyone she loved and that was many. She loved ferociously. She was loved for her ability to tell you how it is; whether you wanted to hear it or not. Shannon was fearless. If she loved you, you knew it and if she didn’t…you knew it.

In fact, do you know the way to tell if Shannon adored you? You were the butt of her joke. Just Ask Jay.

As long as anyone can remember, it’s been Shannon and Jay. Their relationship was full of playful banter and button pushing humor. When Shannon first made her way over to the Orf/Crum side, she matched the family energy more than anyone before or after her. Jay did not know what he was getting himself into, bringing her in. It’s what she did. She would walk in and the whole place was family. The family ended up in awe of her and who she was as an exceptional addition to our fun-having, strong minded group. She was our Shay. She was the one for Jay. Jay was in love and so were we.

Jay, Haylie, Desi, and their dogs were the axis Shannon spun on. It was obvious Shannon could not possibly be more in love with her little family. On her social media, you will find her bragging on them time and time again. Desi said, “we love her unconditionally.” She was loved without conditions or limits. She was loved for exactly who she was. Shannon returned that same unconditional love to everyone around her. If there is one thing to be thankful for, it’s that she left so much of herself in her girls. Every time we look at them, we see her.

Her #1 accomplishment is her girls, but #2 was going back to school for nursing and passing her NCLEX to receive her RN. One of her Goldfarb instructors reached out stating, “Shannon was brilliant.” She has given a lot of herself to her job over the years. A co-worker expressed that Shannon gave others the confidence to do whatever they needed to do. Shan made you feel like you could do anything in the world and you knew she believed in you to do it.

She has a way of making a person feel important. She lived to see her people smiling and laughing. There was never a dry eye when Shannon was around. Whether we were laughing at her or with her, regardless, we were always laughing. Shannon sang and danced her way through life just to smile and see others do the same. When she hugged you, her arms were so long, they would wrap around you what felt like a million times. Those hugs encapsulated you from your head to your toes. What most of us would give for just one more.

We would love those who knew her to remember her with a bud, a smoke, and that trouble making grin. There is a crater in the hearts of those who loved Shannon. One that will never be filled.

“She was a wild, slip of a girl. She burned too bright for this world.” – Thomas Campbell

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Haylie and Desi College Fund. To contribute via Venmo: @Meghan-Napoli-1 or to the the GoFund me at:

Attendees are requested to dress casually in “Shannon Style T-Shirts” aka humorous shirts, or budweiser or cardinals shirts. No suits, No dresses.

Celebration of Life will be held on May 7th 2023 at Oglesby Park Pavilion 3 at 1pm until dark, 2801 W Meyer Road, Foristell, MO 63348.


Funeral Service
May 2, 2023

10:00 AM
Pitman Funeral Home
1545 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385

May 2, 2023

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pitman Funeral Home
1545 Wentzville Parkway
Wentzville, MO 63385


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