Gay Stieffen Shaw
1916 - 2016
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WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Gay Stieffen Shaw, 100, died on Monday, August 8, 2016. Mrs. Shaw was born in Richmond, VA to P.V. Stieffen and Esther Gray Stieffen. She was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1933 and from Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University) in 1938. She formerly taught school in the Hampton school system. She was a member of St John's Episcopal Church, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Merrimac Garden Club and the Lifelong Learning Center at CNU. Gay was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William H Shaw, Jr.; her daughter Nan Niblock and a brother B.P. Stieffen. She is survived by her son, William H. Shaw, III (Kathryn) of Williamsburg; brothers, S. Wallace Stieffen (Jackie) of Croaker and Dennis R. Stieffen (Lynn) of Hampton; sister-in law, Mary Stieffen of Atlanta and a brother-in-law S. Franklin Edwards of Grafton; 5 grandchildren, Peter G. Shaw (Kristin) Cleveland Heights, OH, Jeffrey W. Shaw (Barbara) of Locust Hill, VA, Robert M. Niblock (Beth) of Alexanderia, VA, Sarah K. Shaw of Oakmont PA, Mary A Shaw of Williamsburg; 2 great grandchildren, Quinn and Nathaniel Niblock and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be private at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 10, 2016.
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