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Barbara J. Shaw

Battle Creek

Barbara Jane Shaw, 94,  died July 11, 2015 at Trudy's Home in Battle Creek.

She was born July 15, 1920, the daughter of Albin and Amanda (Backon) Vestling in Ludington.  After graduating from Ludington High School Barb attended MacMurray College for Women and then graduated from Albion College.  She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority while at Albion College.

Barb married John R. Shaw on May 2, 1942.  John preceded her in death in 2010.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Elizabeth Shaw in 1969; her parents, and her brother, Norman Vestling.  She is survived by her son, Tim (Deonne Estes) Shaw of Battle Creek; granddaughter, Lindsey (Mike) Leamy of Battle Creek and their children Jimmy and Katie; grandson, Blake (Melissa) Shaw of Battle Creek and their son, Connor; and former daughter-in-law, Debbie (Dennis) Durham of Battle Creek.

Barb enjoyed spending time with family and grandchildren, and was an avid bridge player.

Barb was a member of the Junior League of Battle Creek, the Battle Creek Country Club, the Congregational Church, a board member of the Battle Creek Art Center, Emily Andrus Home and the Battle Creek Historical Society.

A private graveside service will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tom Ott officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Binder Park Zoo; envelopes are available at the funeral home.

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 14, 2015
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