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Glen Edward Shaw Obituary
Glennie Edward Shaw

Glennie Edward (Glen) Shaw was born on August 7, 1927 in Pontiac, Mo., one of six children of Robert Ace and Alta Mearl (Farmer) Shaw and departed this life on Monday, March 7, 2011 with his family by his side. After graduating from Gainesville High School, Glen married his high school sweetheart, Alma June (Sue) Taylor. Glen served as a sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during World War II.

Glen and Sue settled in Springfield, Mo. and raised six children. Glen was a truck driver for various companies during his career and was very proud of his milestone achievement for driving more than one million miles without an accident. Glen also worked as a salesman for various dealerships including Bud Martin, Jenkins Ford, and Thrifty Imports. Glen enjoyed time spent with family, bowling at Sherm Lollar Lanes (Sunshine Lanes), woodworking, playing cards, Cardinals baseball, western movies, and Andy's ice cream. Glen was a loving father who had a great sense of humor and positive outlook on life. He loved watching his grandchildren grow up and shared his love of bowling with many of them. He was an example to his family for his stamina, independence and love of life. During the last six years of his life, he was a dialysis patient at Fresenius Medical Care. The family wishes to extend appreciation for the compassionate care provided for Glen by the staff and doctors at Fresenius Medical Care and St John's Hospice Care.

Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Sue, in 2007; his parents; and three brothers, James, Robert and Ralph.

He is survived by six children, Ginger and Max Young, Karen and Tom VanHooser, Bryan and Donna Shaw, Ed and Judi Shaw, Joni and Larry Fulks, Cindy and Paul Tilley; 15 grandchildren, Sam, Taylor, and Kristy Young, Todd and Scott VanHooser, Robert and David Shaw, Nicole Shaw, Courtney (Shaw) Thompson, April Shaw, Bridgett (Fulks) Pilkington, Derek Fulks, Erica (Hensler) Magers, Kailyn Hensler and Kegon Reid; 10 great-grandchildren, Amiya, Damien, King, Josh, Kaleb, Allyson, Gavin, Chase, Devon, Ace and one more due in August. Glen is also survived by two sisters, Maxine Shanerman and Letty Moss; two sisters-in-law, Janice Sellak and Barbara Shaw; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Charitable donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation, or St John's Hospice Care.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Military services will be Thursday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 9, 2011
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