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Obituary: Waneeta M. Shaw, Columbus

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Waneeta M. Shaw, 82, of Central Avenue, died at 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Waneeta was formerly employed at Arvin Industries and DSI but she retired as a self-employed hairdresser. She loved fishing and camping.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Born in Illinois Jan. 4, 1930, Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of Emmett and Alice M. Dowling Sterling. She married Linzie Shaw June 15, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by a daughter, Karen (Gary) Frazer, Columbus, IN; a brother, Charles (Carolyn) Sterling, Seymour, IN; sisters, Patty (Dick) Elmore, Caroline (Eddie) Carr and Brenda (Marty) Findley, all of Seymour, IN; grandchildren, Dawn (Daniel) Halfacre, Michelle (John) Ashby, Melissa (Randy) Wallace, Heather (Kyle) Fillenworth and Jeremy Shaw; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Littrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son; Steven D. Shaw; a brother, Leroy Sterling; and a sister, Velma Clark.

You may view her video tribute after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at

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