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Norma Shaw

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 6:44 pm


Norma J. Shaw, 94, of Vandalia, Mo., died at 12:26 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Tri-County Care Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Lionel Richard Shaw will officiate. Private family inurement will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Visitation celebrating Norma’s life will be held 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., Saturday at the Waters Funeral Home.
Norma was born Aug. 30, 1927, in rural Vandalia, Mo. She was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph L. Aderton and Zetha (Willie) Bull.
Norma graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Alvin O. Shaw on Oct. 22, 1948, in Vandalia, Mo. He died earlier.
Survivors include her five sons, Larry Joseph Shaw of Vandalia, Mo., Leon James Shaw (Sherri Ann) of Vandalia, Mo., Lloyd Alvin Shaw (Krystal) of Vandalia, Mo., Leland Albert Shaw of Columbia, Mo. and Lionel Richard Shaw (Victoria) of Vandalia, Mo.; son-in-law, Shurl Moss of Vandalia, Mo.; multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shaw a daughter, Loretta Ann Moss; daughter-in-law, Crystal Shaw; grandson, Lance Gabriel Shaw; brothers, William Aderton, John Richard Aderton, Lionel Aderton, Gilbert Aderton and Curry Aderton; and sisters, Martha Milam and Nell Fern Deuser, all died earlier.
Norma’s first job was at Harbison-Walker Refractories, working in the office. She later worked as a postal worker from 1975-1979 as a clerk and substitute rural mail carrier. From 1998-2000, she worked for the U.S. Census making maps and census work. In between working, Norma was a homemaker and also did home health care at her home for her parents and Gayle and Margaret McWhirt for awhile.
In 1944, Norma joined the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary in 1947, and often volunteered at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Marshall, Brandon Marshall, Jason Shaw, Matt Shaw, Johnathan Shaw and Trevor Shaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Auxiliary, in care of Waters Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Norma’s memorial page at