Patsy A. “Pat” Shaw, age 74, of Plainfield, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, after a courageous and often times miraculous battle with cancer.
She was a lifetime member of the First Church of God. She joins her loving husband, the late Ronald D. Shaw.
Survived by five children, Ronald Shaw of Plainfield, Timothy (Cathy) Shaw of Channahon, the Rev. Derek (Tammie) Shaw of Marion, Tracey ( the Rev. Jeff) Crowder of Des Moines, Iowa, and the Rev. Jonathan (Tia) Shaw of Kalispell, Mont.; her self-adopted son and loving friend, Bruce Losardo; her cherished neighbors, Richard and Hazel Eaton; beloved canine companion of 17 years, Topanga; and many dear friends. Grammy adored her 16 grandchildren, Alexa, Aaron, Alaina, Austin, Corryne, Nathaniel, Bethany, Caleb, Micah, Emma, Abigail, Sophia, Stephen, Sarah, Isaac and Malaya.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Helen Moore of Harrisburg; dear aunt, Nellie Millikan also of Harrisburg; and her in-laws, the Rev. Loy and Mary Shaw of Bonnie.
She was a 1957 graduate of Harrisburg High School, and went on to graduate from Draughton Business College of Paducah, Ky. She was active in the Church of God for more than 60 years. A tireless worker for Christ, she was an inspiration to many. Pat asked us to tell you all, "I love you more.”
Pat A. Shaw will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. service Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the First Church of God, 203 School Street, Shorewood. Graveside services with interment are 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Bethel Cemetery, Route 37, Mt. Vernon. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Road, Joliet. For information: 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com