Obituaries

Obituaries

Chester Ernest Shaw 1919 - 2009 Lawrence

Pleasanton — Services for Chester “Chet” Ernest Shaw, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffel-Schneider Chapel in Pleasanton. Interment will be in Pleasanton Cemetery.Mr. Shaw died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Sept. 13, 1919, in Amoret, Mo., the son of Fred and Cora Mears Shaw. He also was a former resident of Mound City.Mr. Shaw was a self-employed farmer who owned and operated a dairy for more than 35 years. After he retired, he managed his stock cattle for 20 years.He married Ruby Lee Gatlin Shaw on April 15, 1939, at the Linn County Courthouse. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 2005.He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and a daughter, Cora Lee Shaw, who died Jan. 24, 1951.Survivors include a son, Ernest and wife Joyce, Lawrence; a grandson, Troy; a sister, Gladys Shaw, Pleasanton; and a brother, Lester, Pleasanton.The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday before services at the chapel.The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075.Online condolences may be sent at coffelschneider .com.