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March 12, 1992


Memorial services for Helen E. Shaw, 93, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Chapel with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Cremation is planned.

Ms. Shaw died Tuesday, March 10, 1992, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

She was born March 9, 1899, in Whitley County, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Bettie Utz Shaw.

She had lived in Lawrence since 1920.

A former school teacher and administrator for Lawrence public schools, she had taught in the district for 36 years, many of those at Pinckney School. She later served as the reading coordinator for the district. She retired in 1966.

She received a bachelor's degree in education from Kansas University in 1925 and a master's degree in 1940.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrence, the Kansas Association of Retired Teachers, the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Education Society and the Lawrence Soroptimist Club.

She was the Lawrence Jaycee Jaynes Woman of the Year in 1960 and had served as a volunteer driver coordinator for Meals on Wheels until 1977.

Survivors include a niece, Caryl Smith, Lawrence, and other nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the KU Endowment Association for the KU School of Education. Memorials may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements.

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