Evelyn A. Shaw, 96, of Aledo, formerly of Joy, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 1 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2013 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Greenmound Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of service at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to the Genesis Senior Living Center or Keithsburg First Christian Church. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born March 27, 1917 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Ardra and May Aylworth Fryer. She was the last descendant of the Fryer family. She graduated from Hamlin High School in 1936. She married L.D. Shaw April 11, 1937 at her parents' home in Hamlin, KS. He preceded her in death March 18, 2004.
Evelyn was a homemaker her entire life and a bookkeeper for her husband's business. She was baptized in the Baptist Church in Falls City, Nebraska. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3781 and Order of the Eastern Star in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge in Keithsburg. Evelyn enjoyed hand embroidery, quilting, canning, traveling and her family.
She is survived by one daughter: Connie Shaw of Aledo; three sons: Gary (Joan) Shaw; Ron (Pam) Shaw, both of Keithsburg; and William Shaw of Joy; one daughter-in-law: Nan Shaw of Rock Island, IL; 12 grandchildren; 3 step granddaughters; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons: Robert and James; three sisters; and two brothers.