Mary L. Shaw

June 21, 1933 - April 03, 2019

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Mary Lou Shaw, 85, of Wolcottville died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett.

She was born June 21, 1933, in Ithaca, New York, to William and Martha (Wildrick) Humble.

She moved to this area 25 years ago, coming from California.

Mrs. Shaw had worked as a receptionist at Downey Savings in Newport, California.

Surviving are three daughters, Cherie (Larry Stacy) Palmer of Wolcottville, Cindy (David) Sorka of Delaware, and Jackie (Roger) Phelps of Garden Grove, California; a son, Scott (Heather) Shaw of Huntington Beach, California; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley C. Shaw; and her siblings.

There will be no visitation or services.

Young Family Funeral Home, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Cindy Sroka
April 7th, 2019 6:21pm
Dagsboro, DE

MOM, you are my ROCK! You taught me so much through life, especially values, and the importance of “Family”. “Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." I will miss you beyond words, however, I know you are no longer suffering. You are now with your family, which we will all be united one day. I love you and I will hold on to our memories forever! Xoxo

Cindy Sroka
April 7th, 2019 6:13pm
Dagsboro, DE

Heather Shaw
April 7th, 2019 12:09pm
Huntington Beach, CA

Mary Lou, I am so grateful for you being my mother-in-law. You taught me things about motherhood I wouldn’t have known without your example of unconditional love. I am a better mother because of you. Thank you. I love you! Have fun in Heaven, and say hi to Stan and my Daddy. 💙

Scott Shaw
April 7th, 2019 12:04pm
Huntington Beach, CA

I am not a man of many words I would like to say Mary Lou will be missed. Except for maybe a teacher or two, I never met anybody that didn't love her. The fact that she left this world with only a little more than she came in with is a testament to her giving heart. like her mother before her, it was pretty hard to get out of her house without being force-fed a meal. I remember a couple trips to Grandma Martha's with Chris on our excursions through Ithaca. We always knew a meal would be waiting. A hard working, fiercely family protective, loving, giving friend to all, my mom. You will be missed.

Rachel Seager
April 7th, 2019 9:16am
Atlanta, GA

Gramma, u will always be my favorite. I was ur first born grandchild and our bond was unbreakable. I’ll never forget all of our great memories and I will honor ur wishes, I will be great. I’ll miss our phone calls and hearing u laugh but I know we’ll see each other again some day. Give gramps a big hug for me. I miss u already but in my heart, u will forever be. I love u gramma. Rach

Darrick and Penny Huston
April 7th, 2019 6:34am

Mary Lou will be missed so much. We will think about working in her yard and how much we enjoyed it. The talks we had with her and the margretas we would set and drink. We loved her as our own mom and the best neighbor.. we are so sorry for your lost.

Cherie Palmer
April 6th, 2019 10:20pm
Wolcottville In

U R missed more and more everyday. I love u Mom and hope where ever u are u are happy and free of the pain now. I am so proud to be your daughter. U have taught me so much in life the good and the bad, Thank you Mom for being my mom. See ya when I get there love you soooooo much!!!!!!!

Justin Cornejo
April 6th, 2019 5:07pm
Garrett, Indiana

Grandma Mary Lou, no words can express the joy and love you have given me and my family during our life together. You are and will continue to be a driving light of goodness I will cherish and look to aspire to be. My children adore you. I adore you, and all I can do now is reminisce on the lifetime of amazing memories we have shared together. I hope you found peace and health wherever you may be. I love you with my entire heart and miss you more than my tears can express. Love always, your grandson Justin Cornejo

Brittaney - Granddaughter
April 6th, 2019 12:14pm
Newport Beach, CA

Mamoo, You had a zest for life I haven’t seen in anyone before. You continued to make us laugh even in your last moments. Your strength is admirable but your love for others and your family is what I will miss most. You may have left my side but you will never leave my heart. Thank you for raising my Mom to be the woman she is today. I hope I am one day half the woman you both are and we’re. I will continue to live life in a manner that you would be proud of for the both of us. I wish I had the chance to wrap my arms around you one last time but the Lord has called upon you to be one of His own. Keep them all laughing, Grandma. I know you’re up there dancing circles around all of our loved ones. Cheers to you today and everyday after. You are so loved and so missed. Hoping you can read this from the gates of Heaven. I love you

Jackie Phelps
April 6th, 2019 10:26am
Garden Grove, CA

Mom, I still can't believe you're gone and that I will never have the chance to hear your voice again. I miss you more with each passing day. I hope you're up there teaching everyone how to dance and getting to hold all our loved ones. Give grams a big hug and kiss for me and know that I will miss you every single day until we meet again. Thank you for being the best mom in the world and for being my mom. I was truly blessed. All my love mom forever and ever XOXO.... Jackie