Norman Lee Shaw

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Norman Lee Shaw, 93, a resident of the Medicalodge of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. He was born April 8, 1921, in Hume, Mo., the son of Harry and Margaret (Coon) Shaw.

He was a 1939 graduate of Hume High School and had attended Drahn Business College in Springfield, Mo. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army with the 316th Field Artillery Battalion, 81st Infantry Division (Wildcats) in the Western Pacific and was discharged honorably on Jan. 17, 1946. He was married to Anna Mae Novak of Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 1947, a union lasting 63 years.

He and his parents owned and operated the Standard Oil Company Service Station in Hume, Mo., until 1961, when he moved his family to Fort Scott, Kan. While in Fort Scott, he was employed by Bryden's Automotive Supply and then Abts Automotive Supply of Iola, Kan. He finished his working career with Ray Shepherd Motors and retired in 1984. He was a member of the First United Methodist Churches of Hume and Fort Scott. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star of Hume and Butler, Mo., receiving a 50 year recognition status. He loved his family, fishing, golfing, woodworking and bowling.

Survivors include a son, Robert Shaw and wife, Dianne, of Nevada; a daughter, Marilyn Hile and husband, John, San Ramon, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Amanda Lybeck and husband, Ryan, Oronogo, Mo., and Brian Shaw and wife, Kim, Olathe, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and his wife.

The Rev. Ken Van will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m., until service time on Tuesday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the Beacon and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

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