DOROTHY I. SHAW

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Dorothy I. Shaw, the daughter of Rasmus and Elna (Hansen) Andersen, was born October 11, 1925, near Sutton, NE. She departed this lifeon Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE, at the age of 89 years. Dorothy attended rural schools and graduated from Edgar High School with the class of 1942, and furthered her education at Hastings College. On April 6, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Harold Shaw of Portsmouth, Ohio, and the couple lived on a farm in the Edgar area. Dorothy had taught country school for 16 years in Clay and Nuckolls Counties. She taught sixth grade in Fairfield for five years and 17 years in Special Education ESU #9 in Hastings. Dorothy enjoyed country music and was a member of the Nebraska Country Music Foundation since 1988. She enjoyed writing songs and received many awards in Nashville. One song, “Rose in His Hands”, was written on behalf of her father and she received gold and platinum records from KMA records in Nashville. She loved children, birds, flowers and many people in the Country Music world. She is preceded in death by  er parents, husband Harold, a brother Henry and sister Edna Johnson. She is survived by her son, Larry Shaw, and wife, Deb of Spring Ranch, NE; grandchildren, Larcy Allen and Mick Shaw; one sister, Norma Nielsen of Centennial, CO; two daughters, grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Country Music Foundation, Box 1323, Hastings, NE 68901. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar, NE, is in charge of the arrangements.     

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