Laura Alice Shaw, daughter of the late John Richard and Evelyn Margaret (Smith) Shaw, was born September 12, 1959 in Cabool, Missouri, and went home to be with Jesus March 28, 2020, at her home in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was 60 years, six months, and 16 days of age.
She grew up and attended Skyview State School #30 in Mountain Grove. She enjoyed different hobbies, especially drawing and coloring. She loved to draw and color pictures for people. Laura also enjoyed nature and birds. Her favorite bird was the red cardinal. She was an avid baseball fan and loved to watch the St. Louis Cardinals. Her most memorable outing she always talked about was being able to attend a Springfield Cardinals game.
Laura was saved and baptized at a young age and remained faithful throughout her life. She enjoyed attending church and the fellowship with everyone. Laura had a great love for Jesus and was always sure to tell others about His saving grace. She wanted to share Jesus’ love with everyone she met. She was an angel who truly had a pure and wholesome spirit that will be dearly missed.
Laura is survived by six brothers, Steve Shaw and wife Susie of Cuba, Missouri, Glenn Burch and wife Carrie of Mountain Grove, Eddie Burch and wife Belinda of Springfield, Missouri, Gary Burch of Joplin, Missouri, Ron Shaw and wife Connie of Cabool, Missouri, and Richard Shaw of Colorado; five sisters, Sharon Brown and husband Scott of Lebanon, Missouri, Norma Burch of Joplin, Wanda Noel of Mountain Grove, Linda Shaw of Mountain Grove, and LaVonna Smith of Springfield. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved and admired her dearly as well as many other relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.
Graveside services were held Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Song selections were “Victory in Jesus” and “Amazing Grace” sung by Jared Moore. Other musical selections were “What A Day That Will Be” and “The Prayer.” Justin Noel, Travis Shaw, Thomas Smith, Aaron Pacassi, Jay Riddle, Nathan Vanderbogart, Adam Purdon, Logan Vanderbogart, Dillon Vanderbogart, Jamie Shaw, Mike Burch, Brian Burch, Trenton Noel, Layne Harker, Brayden Smith, and Cole Riddle served as pallbearers. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.