Betty Jane (McCracken) Shaw (1925 - 2017)

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Betty J. Hurt Shaw, 92, Red Oak, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.
Betty Jane Hurt Shaw, the daughter of James and Jessie (Gilmore) McCracken, was born July 4, 1925, near St. Paul, Neb. Betty was raised near St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul High School.
She was united in marriage to Daniel Hurt on Sept. 1, 1944. After World War II, Betty and Daniel moved to rural Council Bluffs. Daniel died on Dec. 27, 1969, and Betty was united in marriage to Paul Shaw on Sept. 14, 1970. They lived at Hastings until 1975 and then moved to a farm near Red Oak. She was a homemaker and helped Paul during spring planting and fall harvest. She and Paul enjoyed spending winters in Arizona for 18 years. Betty continued to live on the farm after Paul's death on Nov. 3, 2008.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; grandson, Rob Hurt; sister, Alice Youngclaus; and three brothers, Dale, Ivan and Earl.
Betty is survived by five children, Dineal Olsen and Charles of Omaha; Jerry Hurt and Linda of Plattsburg, Mo.; Randall Hurt and Debra of Hannibal, Mo.; Dwaine Hurt and Glenda of Red Oak; and Dale Hurt of Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
A private family service will be held.
Memorials may be directed to the Red Oak Fire & Rescue Association. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Nov. 7, 2017