Gathering for Friends and Family
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
March 04, 1932 - November 07, 2014
Donald Lee Shaw, 82, of Wamego, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014 at Mercy Regional Health Center of Manhattan, Kansas.
He was born March 4, 1932 at his family’s home near Wamego, the son of Robert L. and Eva (Harrell) Shaw. He attended grade school in a one room school house and graduated from St. George High School in 1949. Following high school, he worked at Kersey Motor Co., Morton Motor Co., Howard Motor Co., all in Wamego, before enlisting into the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean Conflict from 1953 until 1956. When he returned from serving in the Army, he joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 609, which he served two terms as president, and later became a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 441. On December 28, 1957, Donald and Shirley Dockins were united in marriage in Wamego. She survives of the home.
Donald was also a past member of the St. George Black Jack American Legion. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, and mostly enjoyed anything that included family.
His survivors also include four sons: Dudley Shaw (Lyn) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Richard Shaw (Robin) of Wichita, KS, Rob Shaw (Kris) of Wamego, John Shaw (Venus) of Orlando FL; one daughter, Christina Ines (Steve) of Topeka, KS; three sisters: Margaret Carrington of Basehor, KS, Mildred Goehring (Les) of Manhattan, KS, Marilyn Workman (Bob) of Riverside, CA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia; a sister, Betty Scafe, and brother, Robert Shaw.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Donald’s life will be held at their home on Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.