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Vera M. Bishop Shaw

Vera M. Bishop Shaw

Vera M. Bishop Shaw, age 98, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her residence.

She was a native of Lawrenceburg, retired hairdresser, and owner of Kurly Top Beauty Shop.  During WWII, she worked as a Rosie the Riveter helping build airplanes.  Mrs. Shaw was also a member of New Prospect Community Club and First Presbyterian Church

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis L. and Flossie Wood Bishop; her husband, June M. Shaw; one son, David Ray Shaw; two sisters, Vista Houser and Letha W. Cross; and one brother, Ezra Bishop.

She is survived by two sons: Dwight Shaw and Dwain Shaw (Charlotte), both of Lawrenceburg; two daughters: Kay Skillington (Rick) and Wanda Sanders (Monty), both of Lawrenceburg; two sisters: Venora Bassham, Killen, AL, and Ima Meadows, Donelson, TN; twelve grandchildren: Lindsey, Katie, Robert, Mitchell, Jason, DeDe, Charlie, Ginger, Brian, Dava, Ryan and Houston; 22 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Vera M. Bishop Shaw were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018, with Bobby Gobble and Ben Gooch officiating. Interment followed at Shaw Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to Lawrence County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 255, Lawrenceburg, TN  38464. Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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