Ella Katherine Shaw, 91, of Dallas and formerly of Tunkhannock, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Mercy Center in Dallas.
Born in Tioga on Sept. 10, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Marion and Chester Howland, and Homer Johnson. Ella was a graduate of Columbia High School, Maplewood, N.J., and Miss Whitman's Finishing School, East Orange, N.J.
She was employed as a private secretary, prior raising her children.
A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Ella's greatest joy was her family. Her unyielding faith, hope, grace and quiet inner strength served as the finest example for her beloved children and grandchildren.
Ella was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Llewellyn B. Shaw in Oct. 2004; son, Llewellyn D. Shaw; and brother, Ernest Howland.
Surviving are her daughters, Susan Chandler and her husband, Charles, Mattydale, N.Y., and Julie Schaub and her husband, Robert, Dallas; and beloved grandchildren, Emily Chandler, Rachel, Hillary, Drew and Grace Schaub.
Ella's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John Carey, Erwine Home Health and the Mercy Center Skilled Nursing Unit for their compassionate care and support.
A private ceremony will be celebrated at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 24, 2013