Carolyn J. Shaw

01/08/1933 - 12/23/2023


Obituary For Carolyn J. Shaw

Carolyn Shaw, 90, passed away December 23, 2023, at her residence.
Carolyn was born January 8, 1933 in Bluffton, to Howard and Helen (Huber) Moser who preceded her in death. On July 26, 1953 she married Charles Shaw who preceded her in death on November 19, 2007.

Carolyn was a homemaker. She worked at Triplett, Ada College, in food service, and at Stratton Greenhouse. She was an active member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Bluffton. She was active in the church youth programs, Women's Guild, and other service programs. She was also a 4-H advisor for the Bluffton Cloverettes 4-H Club. She enjoyed gardening, camping, playing cards, spending time with her friends. She loved her family and could often be found supporting her grandchildren's sporting events.
Survivors include her five children, Steven (Jane) Shaw, Jeffrey (Kristi) Shaw, Jerry (Diana) Shaw, Sharon Shaw, and Susan (Chris) Lewis; nine grandchildren, John (Jaime) Shaw, Daniel (Ashley) Shaw, Maria (Jeremy) Lee, Anna Shaw, Josh (Emily) Shaw, Ben Shaw, Julia (Justin) Harris, Isaac (Haleigh) Lewis, Isabelle (Brent) Milton; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Taryn and Tyler Shaw, Magnolia and Oakley Shaw, Skyler and Jaxon Lee, Connor and Noah Shaw, Emmett and Maeve Harris, Hudson Shaw, and Braxton, Ezekiel and Moses Milton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bridge Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care.

Services will be held Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm at Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Rev. Jeremy Mann to officiate the service. Visitation will be Thursday, December 28, 2023, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the church. A private burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ - Women's Guild.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services of Bluffton.


28 Dec


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Emmanuel United Church of Christ 8375 Phillips Road Bluffton, OH 45817 Get Directions »
28 Dec

Funeral Service

12:00 PM

Emmanuel United Church of Christ 8375 Phillips Road Bluffton, OH 45817 Get Directions »
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  • 12/28/2023

    Sending love and sympathies to Carolyn's family. She was truly one of God's angels on earth. I'm thankful she is now at peace and back with our Heavenly Father. I'm unable to be at the service but know that I am there in spirit🙏❤️ Mary Fett

  • 12/28/2023

    Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She a long blessed life and many family memories will help you through this time. Louise Covault.

  • 12/24/2023

    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Carolyn Shaw's family. We ask that God will wrap his arms of comfort around each of you at this difficult time.


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