Frances Shaw

Frances ShawFrances E. Shaw, 95, of Monticello, formerly of Smithfield, died at 8 a.m. Nov. 29, 2012, at Bement Healthcare Center.

She was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Marietta, a daughter of Rueben and Catherine O. Orwig Herrick.

Surviving are two daughters, Norma M. (and Donn) Parsons of Smithfield and Judith A. (and Gerald) Brush of Monticello; one brother, Ghlee F. Herrick of Smithfield; one sister, Alta (and Henry) Shaner of Galesburg; six grandchildren, seven step grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one great-grandson.

She owned and operated the former White Court Cafe in Canton for 15 years; was a custodian for Cuba School District; a sales clerk for Carson Pirie Scott and J.C. Penney; and social home care.

She was a member of Brock United Methodist Church in Smithfield, Fisher Senior Citizens and was a volunteer for Champaign County Forrest Preserve Museum.

Services were held Tuesday at Fiatt Independent Christian Church with Reverend Jim Menne officiating. Burial was in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield.

Memorials may be made to Bement Healthcare Center or Harbor Lights Hospice of Decatur.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/5/2012

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