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Carolyn Shaw

March 17, 1925 — November 10, 2020

La Porte

Carolyn Shaw

Carolyn Sue Shaw

March 17, 1925-November 10, 2020

Carolyn Sue Shaw, 95, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at NW Hospital, La Porte.

She was born March 17, 1925 in Wabash, Indiana, the daughter of Thurman and Susan (Mossman) Routt.

On April 29, 1949, Carolyn married Homer Shaw, who preceded her in death December 15, 2010. She worked as a medical assistant and office manager for Dr. William Moore, retiring after 20 years. Carolyn was a member of 1st Christian Church of La Porte, Delta Kappa Phi wives, the Christian Women's Club and the Four Season Garden Club. She loved gardening, enjoyed watching her game shows on TV, and doing crossword puzzles to keep her mind strong. After Homer passed away, she continued the tradition of going to Red Lobster with her granddaughter, Lauren, who, along with her other grandchildren, she loved dearly.

She is survived by her son, Ron (Kim) Shaw of La Porte;  daughter, Penny Huth of New Carlisle ; grandchildren, Lauren Shaw of La Porte, Briana (Brian) Scanlon of Utah, Grace (Jeff) Cifaldi of La Porte, Joy (Jim) Barbarosa of Valparaiso and 8 great grandchildren.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Alan, John and Fred Routt, Barbara Biggs and Marjory Blank.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Pine Lake cemetery, with Pastor Everett Shattuck, 1st Christian Church, officiating.

Please wear a mask and social distance when attending this event. The grave is located in the new section off Sever Rd. Look for the green tent.

Memorial contributions in Carolyn's honor may be made to the 1st Christian Church, 610 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN 46350.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Haverstock Funeral Home

602 Maple Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

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