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|THE PROTECTION POST, 2 February 1912|
|Obituary of SARAH ELLEN SHAW|
|DEATH CLAIMS MRS. SHAW
Saturday, January 28th, death came to release Mrs. Fred Shaw from her suffering and quietly and peacefully she answered the summons of the Reaper and Harvester of souls and passed across the Silent River into those bourses from whose boundary no earthly traveler has as yet returned.
Mrs. Fred Shaw who with her husband has made her home on the former J. D. Denny farm, now owned by Fred Denny had been a sufferer from cancer for the past two years. Last fall she and her husband journeyed to a specialist in Eastern Kansas in hopes of getting relief for Mrs. Shaw but while all that medical skill and science, could do was done for the relief of Mrs. Shaw nothing of a permanent cure could be found because
of the malignant nature of her affliction and her only relief was found in death.
Mrs. Shaw and her husband and family have made Protection and vicinity their home for the past nine years. While in nature she was of a quiet retiring and home disposition to those few people who enjoyed her
intimate and personal friendship, she revealed a character staunch, true and kindly that made of them, loving and steadfast friends.
The funeral was preached by the Rev. E. H. H. Tubbs of the local Baptist church at the church edifice Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock and Wednesday morning the body, accompanied by the husband, Fred J. Shaw and
the several sons and daughters who had gathered at their mother's bedside a few days prior to her death was taken to their former home at Olpe, Kansas for interment.
Sarah Ellen Underwood was born in Scottsburg, Indiana, August 26, 1855. Having been orphaned in her early girlhood she made her home with her brother, Will Underwood, until July 28, 1875 when she was united in
marriage with Frederick J. Shaw, of Scottsburg, Indiana.
Two years after their marriage they united with the Methodist church. Two after later they moved to Kansas residing near Emporia for a number of years. In 1911 they came to Protection vicinity from which place Mrs. Shaw departed from her heavenly home, the 28th day of January 1922, at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 2 days.
To this union were born ten children, namely: Saviles Frances, who died in infancy; Ella French and Pearl Houghton, of Madison, Kansas; Lon Shaw of Protection, Kansas; Katie Kinnevan of Emporia; Myrtle Cardinal of Farmington, Washington; Leona Huffman of Burlington; George Shaw of Kansas City, Mo.; Dora Higgins and Andrew Shaw of Wichita.
They were all present but Mrs. Cardinal and George.
Beside her husband and children she leaves three brothers, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Shaw placed her membership with the Baptist church at Protection in August 1913 and all whose lives have touched hers have been made richer and deeper because of the contact. Although a great sufferer for the
last several years of her life, her patience was wonderful, her faith unflattering and weeks before the final summons, she expressed a wish to go to her last home and a hope that her Lord's coming might not be long delayed.
For her, death had no sting and the grave no victory, for she knew whom she had believed and was persuaded that he was able to keep that which she had committed unto him against this day.
As the family travels back to the old home, near Emporia, there to lay away the earthly remains of their dear one the prayers of their friends will follow them that the comforter will come and abide in their lives making them more complete against that day when the great reunion will occur and there will be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our debt of gratitude, our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness and assistance given by the friends and neighbors during the late illness and following death of
our beloved wife and mother. And for the floral offerings. Fred Shaw and children.
|Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier|
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