Ruth Shaw

Ruth ShawRuth E. Shaw, 97, of Astoria died at 7:10 p.m. Jan. 31, 2015, at Pekin Manor.

She was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Asa and Lelia Hale Bartlett.

She married Myron Shaw on Sept. 26, 1937, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1971. She later married Robert Riebling on July 16, 1984, in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1986.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Jesse, Wayne and William Bartlett.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley (and Lillie) Shaw of Pekin and Steve (and Kelly) Shaw of Morton; one daughter, Judy Gain of Chesterfield; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker, seamstress and owner and operator of Shaw Feed and Farm Supply after the death of her husband Myron.

She was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church, lifetime member of Order of the Eastern Star #227 of Ipava and Astoria American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Order of the Eastern Star service will be provided by her lodge. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Astoria United Methodist Church or St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/4/2015

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