In memory of
Karen Kaye Shaw, age 61, of Bowling Green passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home in Bowling Green. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia with Rev. Brian Lehenbauer officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation was held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Karen was born April 6, 1957 in Mexico the daughter of Leslie and Velma M. Teague Shaw. On October 25, 2008 in Bowling Green she married John R. Shaw. He survives. Other survivors include daughters; Jennifer Williams (Heath), Alison Carchi (Daniel) of Chicago, Ill., Heather Schutz (Mattie Bedwell) of St. Louis, step-daughters; Jill Marks (Graham) of St. Charles, Andrea Reynolds (Glenn) of Jefferson City, grandchildren; Mallory Kate Williams, Audrey Grace Williams, A.J. Carchi, Gavin Carchi, step- grandchildren; Naomi and Lydia Marks, Sam and Jake Reynolds, brothers; Don Shaw, Gary Shaw, Alan Shaw, sister; Jan Kirtlink of Perry, step-sisters; Kay Roberts of Arkansas, Sue Culwell of Middletown, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Karen grew up in Curryville and graduated from Van-Far High School in 1975. After marriage she moved to Bowling Green and worked as the city clerk in Vandalia for over 20 years. Karen enjoyed sewing, baking cakes, riding motorcycles but most of all loved her grandchildren. Pallbearers were Leroy Schlueter, Dave Sanders, Darren Berry, Jeff Gay, Aaron Rentfro and Alan Winders. Honorary pallbearers were City of Vandalia Employees. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On-line condolences maybe left at www.bibbveach.com.
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