Chesterton Tribune

Phyllis Shaw service set for Friday August 17

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Phyllis Shaw, age 71 of Chesterton, passed away August 13, 2012. She was born March 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Robert and Lula (Higginbotham) Jeffers.

On September 24, 1960, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she married Gary D. Shaw.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Gina (Robby) Watson of Westville, Ind., and Lisa (Bruce) Stemler of Porter, Ind.; her beloved partner in crime, Richard Dailey; brothers, David (Sue) Jeffers of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marvin (Edith) Jeffers of Macon, Ga., and Sherman (JoAnn) Jeffers of Roanoke, Va.; sisters, Pat (Frank) Lake of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Donna (Fred) Retzler of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers in law, David (Shannon) Shaw and Greg Shaw; sister in law, Brenda (Bob) Lee; grandchildren, Savannah Watson, Samuel and Natalie Stemler and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Lula, husband Gary Shaw, brother Paul Jeffers, sisters, Wanda Spears and Jean Muncy and sister-in-law Sandra Lamping.

Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was an area resident since 1972. She retired in 2007, having served for 28 years as a bus driver for the Duneland School System. Phyllis enjoyed country line-dancing, and led an active life after retirement. She loved holidays and spending time with her family. She could be frequently found attending and supporting her grandchildren’s many activities. She cherished the time spent gathering with her brothers and sisters. Phyllis loved people and life. Family was her priority. She was the wind beneath their wings, and she will be greatly missed.

Funeral services for Phyllis will be held Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., 46304, with burial at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at





Posted 8/14/2012