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Joanne Shaw

Joanne Wilson Shaw

Monday, August 20th, 1923 - Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Joanne Wilson Shaw, 96, of Independence, MO, passed away on Thursday, December 19th, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4th with visitation at 1:00pm and service at 2:00pm at Good Shepherd Community of Christ, 4341 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133. A graveside service will be held at Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence following the memorial service.

Joanne was born August 20, 1923 in Independence, MO to Gail Burton and Katherine (Hobart) Wilson. She went to Missouri State Teacher’s College in Warrensburg and taught during WWII. She married Bill C. Shaw in 1945 and went on to finish her teaching degree from Central Missouri State College and taught fifth grade at Pitcher School in Independence in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, Joanne was a manager of the Herald Book Store on the Independence Square.

She was active in the Community of Christ International Women’s Commission, traveling the US and Canada, and was ordained an Elder in 1992. She volunteered at the Herald Publishing House and for many years with Outreach International. She was active with Independence Japanese sister city Higashimurayama for many years. Amidst her great accomplishments and service to others, her greatest passion was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother to her family.

She is survived by her two sons Doug (Nancy E.) Shaw of Raytown and Ralph (Nancy L.) Shaw of Kansas City, MO; her five grandchildren Aaron (Nelly) Shaw, Rebecca (Andreas) Stabno, Amanda (David) Ross, Christopher (Shelbie) Shaw, and Amber (Marc) Dickensheets; and her 13 great-grandchildren: Bailey Shaw, Jacob Beardmore, Skylar Shaw, Abbie Stabno, Emma Stabno, Samantha Stabno, Johnathan Dickensheets, Sophia Shaw, Linnaea Shaw, Lily Shaw, Amelia Dickensheets, Adam Shaw and Amaia Shaw. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 69 years before his passing in 2014, Bill C. Shaw; and her brother, Burton Wilson.

The family requests contributions in her honor be made to Outreach International, 112 W. 18th St. Kansas City, MO 64108. https://outreach-international.org Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

(Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Good Shepherd Community of Christ
    Address
    4341 Blue Ridge Blvd.
    Kansas City,, MO 64133
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Good Shepherd Community of Christ
    Address
    4341 Blue Ridge Blvd.
    Kansas City,, MO 64133
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mound Grove Cemetery
    Address
    1818 North River Boulevard
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050
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