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Shawn Aaron Teagarden

02-20-1976 to 11-14-2019


Linn County News

Published Nov. 20, 2019


Shawn Aaron Teagarden, age 43, La Cygne, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 20, 1976, the son of Joe and Vicki Leister Teagarden.

Shawn was a member of Cadmus 4H club as a youth. Shawn graduated from Prairie View High School in 1994, where he enjoyed football and FFA. He attended Kansas State University where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and could often be found bartending patrons at The Aggie Lounge, and later as an adult received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker University.

He was united in marriage to his truest love, Randa (Rockers) Reese on Sept. 8, 2012, at Casa Somerset outside of Paola, Kan.

He worked for KCP&L as a plant equipment operator at the La Cygne Generating Station for 11 years and was a member of the IBEW Local No. 412. Shawn enjoyed his job and coworkers very much. He was a well-respected operator.

 Shawn enjoyed riding his Harley Softail Springer that he built, shooting guns with his brother, wife, children and friends, listening to his favorite music, going to concerts, vacationing on the beach, eating seafood, and socializing with friends, and was a fantastic cook. Shawn was a lover of animals and had six pets; three cats, Iceman, Ace and Misty Day; and three dogs, Rayne (Australian shepherd), Murphy (border collie) and, his most beloved baby dog, Daisy Mae (toy poodle). Yes, that big, tough man with his toy poodle made everyone smile.

Shawn was quick witted, usually with a smirk or sinister grin and a punchy comeback line. He didn't mince words and lived life to the fullest. He had a tough exterior but a tender heart for those he loved most.

He is survived by his wife, Randa; children, fraternal twins Ben and Jordan Reese, of the home, Becca Reese, Grandview, Mo., and identical twins, Cooper and Carter Jensen, of Northeast Kansas; parents Joe and Vicki Teagarden, La Cygne; brother Scott Teagarden and wife Baylee; nephew Wesley and niece Ellie Lou of La Cygne; grandparents Charles and Marlene Leister of Salina, Kan.; and numerous relatives including aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Wicked Outfitters, 22802 Valley Road, La Cygne. A time of remembrance and sharing will follow the service until 9 p.m.

Contributions are suggested to Grady's Kids or Shawn Teagarden Children's Education Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at


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