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Mabel Watson Shaw Mabel Watson Shaw, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at the Capital Regional Medical Center after a courageous and lengthy battle with breast cancer. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. John's Episcopal Church. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Graveside services for the family will be at a future time. Born in Tampa, Mabel has lived in Tallahassee most of her life. She retired from Tallahassee Community College where she served as the director of Library Services. During her tenure she oversaw the design and building of a new library facility, which is currently in use. The author of many articles in professional library journals, she was widely respected in the field of library science. A visionary, she insisted on the inclusion of computer technology in the new facility. Miss Shaw was a 1959 graduate of Leon High School and received her Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Anthropology, Master of Science and advanced masters' degrees in library science from Florida State University. She was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority, Phi Beta Kappa, Phil Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu and Phi Alpha Theta. Mabel was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, where she was also a member of The Order of the Daughters of the King. Also active in the community, she was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Florida State Extra Point Club and the Tallahassee Music Guild. A devoted sister and aunt, she is survived by her sisters, Ellen Lloyd (husband Gary) of Tallahassee and Edie Stone (husband Bill) of Jasper, Ga.; nephews William Hall (wife Stephanie) of Jasper, Ga., and Weston Hall (wife Kiersten) of Jasper, Ga.; and grandniece Sydney Hall and grandnephew Will Hall, both of Jasper, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Shaw, and her nephew, Kevin Lloyd of Tallahassee. Flowers or memorial contributions to Covenant Hospice in Tallahassee or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy, Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 11, 2008.
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January 29, 2008
To Mabel's Family,

Mabel was a member of the Capital City Kiwanis Club. She was an important part of our club's work and a friend to each of us. She will be greatly missed.
Rose Patterson
January 11, 2008
To Mabel's Family:
You have my deepest sympathy in Mabel's passing. I did not know her for very long. She and I belonged to the same local women's club and we talked from time to time about our common bout with breast cancer. She was always very upbeat and a wonderful person to know. God bless you all in your sorrow.
Norma Webb
January 11, 2008
Dear Ellen and Edith,
What wonderful memories I have of your dear sister Mabel, as a member of my Dad's - Oliver Hobbs - Marching Redcoats and a high school friend of my sister, Donna. She conspired to replace a lost 'Lion"' toy on my trip with the band to Washington and completely turned a 'bad' day around for me as a ten year old. She had a solidly wonderful heart.
I am so glad we had the opportunity to visit again at the 100th last March. I am thinking of you both with every caring thought.
Most sincerely, Cheryl Ann
CherylAnn Hurt
January 11, 2008
It was our privilege to know you. God bless you in your new abode
Kristin and Hilmar S. Skagfield
Hilmar Skagfield
January 11, 2008
Please accept our sincere condolances.
Steve and Helen Edwards
January 11, 2008
To Mabel's family:
As a member of the Capital City Kiwanis club it was a "joy" to be around such a wonderful lady. She always had such a warm smile and a kind heart!
Howard Eisenman
January 11, 2008
ellen and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. it was an honor to know aunt may and see the love that she shared with you and kevin. now you not only have one guardian angel, but two. now kevin will really enjoy watching the fsu football games again!!! i love you all, leigh r. mcauley
leigh r. mcauley
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