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Glenda L. Shaw (1942-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 9/1/2022 at 20:29:42

Our dear Mother, Glenda L. (McNabb) Shaw, sadly passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the age of 80. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Manny’s in Savanna, Illinois. A memorial service will be held in Lenoir City, Tennessee at a later date.

Glenda was born March 1, 1942, in Ooltewah, Tennessee to Glenn and Louise (Phelps) McNabb. She attended Lenoir City Schools and graduated with the “Golden Class” of 1960. After high school, she attended Carson Newman University and later transferred to the University of Tennessee. She obtained her bachelor’s in education in May of 1964. That summer, she packed her bags and moved to Milledgeville, Illinois, where she began her thirty-year teaching career.

Glenda met Donnie Shaw and they married in June 1966. Before divorcing, they had two children, Victoria and Marcus. Glenda started teaching for Savanna School District in 1984, later retiring from West Carroll. During her decades of teaching, “Mrs. Shaw” taught thousands of students the joys of English, writing, literature. After retirement, she loved spending her day with her family, especially her grandson Dalton. She also loved to read, do puzzles, watch TV, and tend to her flowers.

Glenda is survived by her children, Victoria, and Marcus; grandson, Dalton; brother, Joseph McNabb; nieces, Kathy (Jim) Meador, and Debbie (Ed) McColley; nephew, Mark (Becky) Shaw; along with numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Glenn Way; special Aunt and Uncle Allyne and Bill Knowlen; aunts, Cereta Phelps, Marjorie Phelps, Mildred Grubb,and Laura Sean Gamertsfelder; uncles, Kenneth Phelps and Wayne Phelps.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Clover Ridge Place and Hospice of Jackson County for the care given to Glenda the last two years.


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