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Myrtle Elma (Houser) Shaw (1875-1958)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 11/26/2020 at 23:39:16

From Nevada Evening Journal January 7, 1959 (page 4)


COLO--Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Elma Shaw, who died on Dec. 18 at her home in Cedar Rapids, were held in the Methodist church in Colo on Saturday, Dec. 20. Services were also held in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 19.

The Rev. Paul Hasel was in charge of the service and Mrs. Donald Carlson sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Mrs. Paul Hasel was organist and play appropriate selections before and after the service.

The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Mae Perry and Mrs. Lillian Scott.

Casket bearers were Delbert Dewly, Jack Orr, Art Perry, Roy Perry, Kenneth Perry and Lee Wilson. Burial was in the Colo cemetery.

Life Sketch

Myrtle Elma Shaw was born in Aug. 7, 1875 at Lena, Ill. She was the daughter of William and Virginia Houser. The family came to Iowa a short time later and she had been a resident the past 82 years.

On Oct. 4, 1896 she was married to Wilbur F. Shaw in the Colo Methodist church. He preceded her in death in 1930 and she was also preceded in death by three children, Kenneth, Margaret and Zola.

Surviving are three sons, Aaron of Des Moines, Keith and Frank of Cedar Rapids, two daughters, Mrs. Mike Roland of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Shannon Little of Greenfield, Inc. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was the aunt of Mrs. A. E. Kleinschmidt of Nevada, Art and Roy Peery of Colo, Harold Shaw of Chicago, Mrs. Grace Tenebaugh and Mrs. Myrtle Sanders of Des Moines.

Attending the funeral from a distance were Harold Shaw of Chicago, Frank Shaw of New Hampton, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Perry of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Grace Tenebaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thornton of Des Moines, Mrs. Myrtle Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gunion and Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Wier, all of Des Moines and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Piper of Ames.

Also attending were all five of the surviving children, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Shaw of Des Moines, Keith Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaw and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Poland, all of Cedar Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Little of Greenfield, Ind.


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