John Shaw

Died: Sat., Jun. 30, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 05, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Bauer Turner Funeral Home

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John G. Shaw, age 96, of near Hannibal, Ohio passed away Saturday at Westwood Landing in Woodsfield, Ohio.  He was born July 16, 1921, at Benwood, Ohio, a son of the late William H. and Eleanor (Eikleberry} Shaw.  He married the loving Martha Mildred Straub on May 31, 1946, who preceded him in death in 2015.

September 25, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force.   Serving in World War II as an Airplane Crew Chief, he received an Honorable Discharge on December 29, 1945.

He retired from Consolidated Aluminum and also was a retired Farmer.  He was a faithful member of the Laings Church of Christ where he served as an elder since 1962.  He served many years as a Board Member for the River Local and the Switzerland of Ohio Local School Districts. He served as an agent and director for the German Farmers Mutual of Sardis Insurance Association, a director for Monroe Water Systems, a board member for Laings Community Organization and the West Union Cemetery Association.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister Ima (Bill) Gray; two brothers, Russell and Virgil (Maxine) Shaw.

He is survived by a son Alvin (Kathy) Shaw of Boise, Idaho, daughter; Janis (Gary) Alleman of Sardis, four grandchildren; Keith (Suzy) Alleman, Lisa (John) Potts, Rick (Traci) Alleman, and Kevin (Stacey) Alleman, four great-grandchildren; Tyler Alleman, Darren Shaw, Kaden Alleman and Kayne Alleman.

Friends received from 2:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St Woodsfield, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M.  Friday, July 6, 2018 with Mark Tonkery & Rick Tincher officiating.  Interment with full Military Honors ceremony will be performed at the West Union Cemetery by the Hannibal American Legion.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Laings Church of Christ, PO Box 24   Laings, Ohio, 43752.

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Paul & Mary Eddy
   Posted Sun July 01, 2018
Dear Gary & Janis, family, Alvin. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. We loved your Dad and his family. It was a pleasure being a friend. We will miss knowing that he's not with us. He's in God's hand. Good man. Love Paul & Mary.

Vivian Minor Meinders
   Posted Sun July 01, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Dean Potts
   Posted Sun July 01, 2018
OUR sincere condolences to the family .The entire community will feel the loss of this GREAT Gentleman . I feel i also have lost a great friend of many years , May our Love be with the family at this sad occasion !God rest his SOUL !

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John Shaw, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, John Shaw, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
Shaw Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Shaw. He spent much of his life giving back to the community, and what a grateful Christian man he was. He is not suffering, and we know he is in heaven, but it still hurts. May God grant all of you peace, comfort, and love during this most difficult time.
In Christian Love, Pandora

Doris J Miller
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
Janis and Family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your father. He was a wonderful friend to many, especially thinking not only of my parents, Delbert and Martha Indermuhle, but Uncle Woody and Aunt Dorothy Meyer. Aunt Dorothy spoke often of her memories of 'starting out' together with John and Martha in Kent, OH.
Our love and sympathy, Denny and Doris Miller

Fred McDonald
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the families I worked with John in the finishing department and now realized he was related to Janis and Gary Alleman

Sheilla Wise
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
To all family and friends,
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy in your loss of such a kind Gentleman. He spent a lot of time with his sweet wife that Mom shared a room with. I know in my heart, he and his wife are together now, in a sweeter place we all call home one day. God Bless You All, and Prayers for peace and comfort.

Mary Jane (Minor) Ferrell
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
Alvin, Janis and family,

I was just a little thing when I first remember meeting your dad (and mom). They were both always smiling and took the time to speak to everyone, no matter how old or young.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal". May many happy memories give you strength in the days ahead.

Love and prayers for you all.

Betty King
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy to the family. John and his beautiful wife Martha were two of the nicest people that I've had the privilege of knowing. Prayers and hugs for you all!!

Joyce Straub Ottinger
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
Alvin, Janis and families:
I have a quote from a headstone in Ireland that I love. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal"
I have wonderful memories I will cherish of Uncle John and Aunt Martha. Cherish the wonderful memories of your father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Joyce Straub Ottinger, Cream Ridge, NJ

   Posted Tue July 03, 2018
Gary and Janis,

John was great godly man, and will be missed greatly. We know that He has received his crown and fought the good fight. We will see him soon!

Love You

The Matheny's

Ron Wilcox
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
I had the privilege to travel with John to a aluminum beverage can plant located in Milwaukee, WI during the mid 80's where he was able view the intricacies of the manufacturing process. During this trip I developed a deep appreciation of John, and have always remembered his telling of how he encountered some "long lost" relatives while traveling through Oklahoma several years earlier. I'm certain John had a positive impact on the lives of a lot people, and will be greatly missed.

Mike, Julie and Corey Jones & Mary Parks
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
To: Mr. Shaw's Family,

We are sending our sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one. We have appreciated Mr. & Mrs. Shaw, both, over the years. Our paths crossed so many times, almost daily, for a while. Such a great example of genuine Christians. Many thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time.

Mike, Julie (Parks), Corey Jones and Mary M. Parks

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Shaw Family, we have truly lost a very valuable person in our community. Mr. Shaw was a very giving man of his time and talents to Monroe County, and he will be greatly missed by the Community. We know that he is at peace, in heaven, and he will never suffer again. My thought and prayers will be with all of you during this most difficult time.
In Christian Love, Pandora

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