September 4, 2003

(9/22/1914 - 8/28/2003)

Ruth Louise Jacobs Shaw, formerly of Lancaster, MO passed away at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Rolla, MO on August 28, 2003.

Mrs. Shaw was born September 22, 1914, and had lived her entire life in Schuyler County, MO until moving to Rolla, MO following the death of her husband, Raymond in 1989.

Mrs. Shaw was the youngest daughter of Henry Melvin (Pat) Jacobs and Effie Mac McCloskey Jacobs.

She was married to Raymond Shaw on September 26, 1935.

Besides her husband and parents, her sister, Lulu Ketchum, and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Jeanine Shaw Moss of Rolla, MO and husband, Lou, Patricia Ann Shaw Roper and husband, John D. of Jefferson City; also surviving Mrs. Shaw are five grandchildren, Douglas D. Moss and wife, JoAnn of Blue Springs, MO, Steven R. Moss and wife, Dawn of Muskogee, OK, Lori L. Moss of Rolla, MO; Shannon Shaw Jamison and husband, Jeffrey of Vienna, VA, and Chad Roper and wife, Melinda of Durham, NC. Great-grandchildren surviving Mrs. Shaw are Grant and Bryan Moss of Blue Springs, MO, Drew, Lane, Tyler, and Dylan Moss of Muskogee, OK, Bridget and Flannery Jamison of Vienna, VA, and Blake Roper of Durham, NC. She was looking forward to the birth of her 10th great-grandchild due in early September.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaw had farmed in Schuyler County, MO all of their married life. In 1955, they became agents for MFA Insurance Company in Columbia, MO, most recently Shelter Insurance. They were also representatives for the Singer Company.

Mrs. Shaw was a member of First Christian Church in Rolla, MO at the time of her death. Until failing health limited her activities, she had been involved in numerous church organizations and activities. She was perhaps most thrilled in her role as an Awana helper as she was involved in helping children with their quest for Bible knowledge and the appropriate awards.

Prior to her move to Rolla, MO she had been involved in numerous church and community activities in Downing and Lancaster, MO.

Graveside services were held August 30, 2003, at the Downing Cemetery with Steve Moss, grandson and Associate Minister of Boulevard Christian Church in Muskogee, OK officiating. Pallbearers were her six great-grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Children's Home in Clarence, MO and the Christian Campus House in Rolla, MO.

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