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Norma Jean Shaw

August 30, 1927 — June 4, 2022

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 

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