Obituary Notice: Joy L. Shaw

Joy L. “Dot” Shaw, 78, of Russell, PA formerly of Clearfield, passed away on June 4, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Debbie Haskins following a year of a brave and inspiring battle with cancer and renal failure.

Born on June 25, 1933 in Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late Rex Peters and Maude (Young) Hoover.

Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker and worked as an aide at Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by her three children: Cletus Shaw and his wife Karen of Sawyer, MN, Debbie Haskins and her husband Bill of Russell, PA and Howard Shaw and his wife Gail of Winchester, VA; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. She is also survived by a brother Jack Peters and his wife Mae of West Decatur, an uncle Fay Young and his wife Max of Duncansville, PA, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Mike Hoover, her husband Cletus John Shaw whom she married on April 12, 1951 and who passed away on Aug. 23, 2004, a son, Martin L. Shaw who passed away March 12, 2010 and three brothers: Bernard “Buck”, James and twin brother, Loy “Pokey” Peters.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., of Clearfield on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Pastor William Pennington officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home, on June 14 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the services.

The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Warren County, Two Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365, or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32278.

To send an on line tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.

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