Isabelle Shaw, 94, once of Harmony, Mabel
Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:19 AM
Isabelle Shaw, 94, of Adams, died May 13, 2013, at the Adams Health Care Center.
Isabelle Marjorie Johnson was born Dec. 22, 1918, at Harmony, the daughter of Artie and Maude (Burnham) Johnson. She attended school at Harmony and graduated from the Mabel High School. After high school, she graduated from beauty school in Minneapolis. She worked as a beauty operator at the Adams Barber Shop and as a waitress at her father's restaurant, Art's Cafe, in Adams. In 1942 and 1943, she went to work at the Douglas Aircraft plant in California.
She returned to Adams in 1943 to marry Harry M. Shaw on Oct. 10, 1943, at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church.
The Shaws farmed in the Adams area for 35 years. She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church and active in the circles and WELCA. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting as well as baking and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In the 1970s, the Shaws purchased a motor home and traveled extensively in the western United States, spending many winters in California where Isabelle's parents and sisters lived. She also enjoyed fishing in northern Minnesota.
She is survived by a son, Jon (Sandy) Shaw of Dexter; daughters, Sandra Hennigar of Olympia, Wash., and Margaret (James) Penning of Rochester; a daughter-in-law, Veronica Shaw of Grovespring, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sisters, Joyce Underdahl of San Marcos, Calif., and Luverne Purcell of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Shaw, Sr.; a son, Harry Shaw, Jr.; son-in-law, Dennis Hennigar; sister, Jeanette Pliska; and grandson-in-law, Troy Jech.
The funeral service was held last Friday at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams with the Rev. Liz Erickson officiating. Interment was in the Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery.