James Michael “Shorty” Elledge, 67, of Marshall, IL passed away Monday, April 10, 2023 at his home. Mike had been employed at TRW as a supervisor for over 20 years and had also been employed by Marshall Township. He was born Dec. 7, 1955 at Effingham, IL and was affectionately raised by his grandparents, James H. “Shorty” and Mildred Spires Elledge. On August 25, 1979 he married Cynthia Barnhart at Marshall. Surviving are his wife, Cindy; three daughters, Courtney Boatman, Jamie (Justin) Boone and Cammy Jo (Nate) Reed all of Marshall; grandchildren, Halle Boatman, Landon Boatman, Emmy Reed and Will Boone; his mother-in-law, Sarah Barnhart of Marshall and two brothers-in-law, Mike Barnhart and Chuck Barnhart. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Smith; his grandparents; his father-in-law, Bill Barnhart and a sister-in-law, Candy Barnhart. Mike loved to spend time on the water, especially at Kentucky Lake with family and friends and loved Harley motorcycles. He truly loved watching his grandson, Landon, participating in many different sports. Shorty was a graduate of Marshall High School. Mike was the type who could be anywhere and make new friends and have fun. He will always be remembered for enjoying being around others, sharing his wit and joining in on the conversation. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Pearce Funeral Home with a service in honor of his life at 7:00 PM. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the RBI Club, the Assist Club or Marshall Quarterback Club of Marshall High School. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.