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Gracie Shaw

Friday, November 1, 2002

Gracie Shaw, the daughter of the late Louis and Roxie Ward Cravens, was born in Wright County on Dec. 5, 1910, and died at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden on Oct. 30, 2002, at the age of 91. Mrs. Shaw had lived in Parma all of her life. She was a retired New Madrid County Librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, the VFW Auxiliary, the Home Extension Club and the Parma Citizens Club. In 1927, she was married to Edgar Allen Wyman in New Madrid County, and he preceded her in death in 1950. In December of 1958 she was married to Carl Stephens Shaw, he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1974. Surviving are one son, Raymond Wyman of Parma; two daughters, Helen Blevins of O'Fallon, and Norma Lee Patton of Groveland, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sylvia Gregg of Parma. She was preceded in death by two children, Verla Mae Wyman and Lloyd Wayne Wyman; five brothers, Gilbert, Dale, Riley, Floyd and Franklin D. Cravens; and five sisters, Laura Johnson, Alta Ramsey, Mabel Cravens, Imojean Tipton, and Margaret Ordiway. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma with the Rev. John Girdley of Parma officiating. Interment will follow in the Sadler's Chapel Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.