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Dorothy P. Knox-Shaw

January 13, 1922 December 24, 2013
Dorothy P. Knox-Shaw
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DOROTHY P. KNOX-SHAW, 91, of Resthave Home, Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at the Home. Dorothy was born January 13, 1922, in Lyndon, IL, to Orley F. and Pearl E. (Given) Keller. She was educated in the Lyndon Grade School and was a graduate of Lyndon High School in Lyndon, IL. Dorothy first married Cecil Knox on January 25, 1941, in Prophetstown, IL. She later married Kenneth E. Shaw on August 27, 1977, in Morrison, IL. He died January 19, 2013. Dorothy was employed by various Morrison businesses for several years. She also owned and operated several businesses, including the Ric-Shaw Shoppe in Prophetstown and Morrison. Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison and also the former Morrison Country Club. She enjoyed golfing, sewing, crocheting, and playing cards. Survivors include three daughters, Gail (Alvin) Smith of Morrison, IL; Peggy Ottens of Morrison, IL; and Kris (Arlyn) Deets of Morrison, IL; three stepdaughters, Vickey (Jerry) Stuckey of Florida; Ruth (Joseph) Brunner of Fairfield, OH; and Mary (James) Nurre of Montgomery, OH; nine grandchildren, Wade (Jill) Kaufman, Jacqueline (Rich) Woodman, Jeff (Kelly) Smith, Bart (Cindy) Ottens, Brett Ottens, Nicole Arians, Randy (Missy) Planthaber, Zac (Katie) Deets, and Jace (Andrea) Deets; seven stepgrandchildren, Jeff Stuckey, Jace (Shannon) Stuckey, Tracy (Erika) Stuckey, Kenneth Brunner, Alicia Brunner, Keith Nurre, and Matthew Nurre; many great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; one daughter, Linda Brearton; two grandchildren, Bradley and Angela Marie Planthaber in infancy; one stepgranddaughter, Amanda Grace Nurre; four sisters, Marjorie Hinton, Myrna Spade, Lola Cashion, and Idella Upton; two brothers, Samuel C. and Dean Keller.

A PRIVATE FAMILY MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELDTHERE WILL BE NO VISITATIONCREMATION RITES WILL BE ACCORDEDTHE MORRISON CHAPEL OF THE BOSMA-RENKES FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTSINTERMENT AT A LATER DATE: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL

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