March 21, 2014

DORIS MILDRED SHAW AUG. 18, 1914 -- MARCH 18, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald

---- — OSKALOOSA — Doris Mildred Shaw, age 99, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Hedrick, passed away March 18, 2014, at Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa.

Visitation will begin after 12 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6-8 p.m. to greet family and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Abel Cemetery near Fremont.

Mildred was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Keokuk County the daughter of Jesse and Alvina Bruns Tygart. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1932 and subsequently earned her teaching certificate. She taught country school for three years at Lancaster Township before her marriage to Waldo Shaw April 25, 1936, in Sigourney.

Following her marriage she was a homemaker and helped her husband Waldo on the farm. She was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Nazarene Church in Oskaloosa, long-time past member of the Hedrick Christian Church where she was very active and where her entire family attended church for generations, she also was Sunday School Superintendant for many years and was a member of various neighborhood clubs. Her hobbies included crafts, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, music especially playing the piano, reading mostly Religious and History books. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, wintering in South Texas, and they had traveled to every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Her greatest delight was her family.

She is survived by her son; Lyle (Janice) Shaw, of Southbury, Conn., son-in-law; Ed Shultz, four grandchildren; Greg (Vicky) Shaw, Christine (John David) Cowart, Robin (Bill) Spooner, and Tad (Beth) Shultz and eight great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law; Pearl Tygart and Georgana Hutton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Waldo, a daughter; Linda Shultz, and a brother; James Tygart.

Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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