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Ruth Shaw

August 19th, 1917 – January 31st, 2015

Ruth Shaw, age 97, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 7:10 pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Pekin Manor in Pekin, IL. She was born on August 19, 1917 in Schuyler County, IL, the daughter of Asa and Lelia (Hale) Bartlett. She married Myron Shaw on September 26, 1937 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1971. She later married Robert Riebling on July 16, 1984 in Lewistown, IL. He preceded her in death on January 9, 1986.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Stanley (and Lillie) Shaw of Pekin, Judy Gain of Chesterfield, MO and Steve (and Kelly) Shaw of Morton, IL, her six grandchildren, Ann (and Greg Swanson) Gain, Gretchen (and Kim Hamainlainen) Gain, Patrick (and Rebecca) Shaw, Kevin (and Elizabeth) Shaw, Carrie (and Aaron) Jones, Katherine Shaw and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Jesse Bartlett, Wayne and William.

She was a homemaker, seamstress, and owner/operator of Shaw Feed and Farm Supply after the death of her husband Myron. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and bragging about her grandchildren.

Ruth was a member of the Astoria United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star #227 of Ipava, IL, and the Astoria American Legion Auxiliary.

Servies will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Eastern Star services to be provided by her lodge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Astoria United Methodist Church or St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run.


February 2nd, 2015

So sorry about your mother's passing. From the Buchers LuAnn &, Nellie.

February 2nd, 2015


February 2nd, 2015

So sorry for your loss,
Jack and Sharelyn Swanson

February 3rd, 2015

It was an honor to take care of this lovely lady. I am a CNA at Pekin Manor, and it is sad to see her go. May God give your family strength while you are grieving. Rest In Peace Ruth... Love you

February 4th, 2015

May her memory be a blessing for you and your family. Myra and Robert Levine and family

February 4th, 2015

How often Ruth and our mother talked on the 'phone! Ruth also did many alterations for me. I loved her sense of humor. My sympathies to all of you. Judith/Judy (Skiles) Anderson, Springfield, IL

February 5th, 2015

I have many good memories of spending time with Judy at the Shaw home. Myron and Ruth were always very nice to me.
Thinking of all of you at this sad time.
Kay Keefer Moehring

April 22nd, 2015

Steve, Just read the obituary today. Sorry about your loss. Deb Blue Williams (AKA heavy)