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Memorial Service

Waters Funeral Home
Saturday June 11th, 2022
11:00am - 2:00pm

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Waters Funeral Home
Saturday June 11th, 2022
9:30am - 11:00am

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Norma Jean Shaw

Norma J Shaw, age 94, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 12:26 pm Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Tri-County Care Center.  

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Waters Funeral Home.  Pastor Lionel Richard Shaw will officiate.  Private family inurnment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation celebrating Norma's life will be held 9:30 am until 11:00 am Saturday at the Waters Funeral Home. 

Norma was born on August 30, 1927, in rural Vandalia, MO.  She was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph L. Aderton and Zetha (Willie) Bull.

Norma graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945.  She was united in marriage to Alvin O. Shaw on October 22, 1948 in Vandalia, MO.  He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her five sons, Larry Joseph Shaw of Vandalia, MO, Leon James Shaw (Sherri Ann) of Vandalia, MO, Lloyd Alvin Shaw (Krystal) of Vandalia, MO, Leland Albert Shaw of Columbia, MO and Lionel Richard Shaw (Victoria) of Vandalia, MO; son-in-law, Shurl Moss of Vandalia, MO; multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shaw was preceded by a daughter, Loretta Ann Moss; daughter-in-law, Crystal Shaw; grandson, Lance Gabriel Shaw; brothers, William Aderton, John Richard Aderton, Lionel Aderton, Gilbert Aderton and Curry Aderton; and sisters, Martha Milam and Nell Fern Deuser.

Norma's first job was at Harbison-Walker Refractories, working in the office.  She later worked as a postal worker from 1975-1979 as a clerk and substitute rural mail carrier. From 1998-2000 she worked for the US Census making maps and census work.  In between working, Norma was a homemaker and also did home health care at her home for her parents and Gayle and Margaret McWhirt for awhile.

In 1944, Norma joined the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary in 1947, and often volunteered at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Jason Shaw, Matt Shaw, Johnathan Shaw and Trevor Shaw. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Auxiliary, in care of Waters Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Norma's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com 

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My deepest condolences to your family. Lynn always looked forward to talking to Norma Jean. My thoughts are with you.

Rochelle Dueser Sep 13 2022 9:51 PM

So sorry for the families loss,my

Terry Allen Jun 23 2022 9:31 AM

so very sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Marvin and Rose Yager Jun 16 2022 10:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Shaw

Mary Beth Fowler Fitzgerald Jun 15 2022 7:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Shaw

Mark and Susan Houchins Jun 13 2022 7:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Shaw

Rhonda & Snuffy Jun 11 2022 1:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norma Shaw

William and Cathy Overton Jun 11 2022 6:14 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy …

Alan & Ellen Roy Jun 11 2022 12:55 AM

Aunt Norma Jean was always a happy and thoughtful person. She had a wonderful smile, easy laugh, and a good word for everyone. She is missed by all the family and friends.

Jackie Aderton Christoff Jun 9 2022 4:46 PM

Unfortunately, I cannot attend the service, but I will be thinking of all of you. Norma was the glue that held the Shaw family together as she would often call and share whatever news was happening. When Larry and I were married, we and many of the guests went to her and Alvin's home after the ceremony. That wasn't planned, and she told me afterwards that she had no idea we were all going to descend on her, but she never said a word about it that evening and welcomed us all. That's the way she was. Whatever needed to be done, she handled it and did so cheerfully. I have missed her phone chats the past few years, but I am glad to know she is now at rest. I want to tell the family particularly that they can be proud of their mother who gave herself to whatever cause at hand. She was one really great woman and will be greatly missed.

Judy (Shaw) Westphal Jun 9 2022 3:33 PM

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