Virginia Lawson DeShazo 1924 - 2008 Springfield, Mo.
Virginia Lawson DeShazo, 84, Springfield, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Magnolia Square Nursing Home in Springfield.She was born May 22, 1924, in Linwood, Kan., the daughter of Albert and Esther Lawson. She grew up in the Lawrence and rural Douglas County, Kan., area.Mrs. DeShazo had been a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church in the Birdsong community in St. Clair County and was a member of True Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield at the time of her death.She married John Mark DeShazo in 1943. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Roy DeShazo; a daughter, Patricia Coffman; three grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.