WINTHROP – Kathleen B. Shaw, 95, a longtime resident of Turner, died Tuesday, May 5, at the Winthrop Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1913, at Chase’s Mills in Turner, the daughter of Howard M. W. and Mary (Damon) Burdin. She was educated in Buckfield and was a 1931 graduate of Leavitt Institute in Turner.

On Sept. 21, 1930, she married Printess H. Shaw in Turner. He passed away in July 1983. She was a homemaker and also worked as manager and bookkeeper of the hot lunch program for Leavitt Institute cafeteria from 1953 to 1968 and also worked at Priscilla Turner Rug Shop.

She was a 75 year member of the Turner Center Grange. She was matron of the first Juvenile Grange in the late 1930s, president of the Ladies Circle, deacon and superintendent of Sunday school at the Universalist Church in Turner Center, chairperson of the Turner Day Extension Group and secretary and board member of the Maple Grove Cemetery Association. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, caring for her family, and spending time in the summer at Moosehead Lake.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Shaw and his wife, Marilyn, of Turner and Allan (Joe) B. Shaw and his wife, Linda, of White River Junction, Vt.; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Shaw of Sydney; grandchildren, Paul Shaw and his wife, Connie, Donald Shaw and his wife, Patricia, Keith Shaw and his wife, Barbara, Carol Barker and her husband, Thomas, Kenneth Shaw and his wife, Darcy, Nancy Ricker and her husband, Harry, David Shaw and his wife, Julie Ann, Anthony Shaw and his wife, Annette, Scott Shaw and his wife, Reagan; a granddaughter, Gabrielle; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Reynolds of Farmington, Lois Norris and her husband, Raymond, of New Market, N.H., and Zephyrhills, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband in 1983; a son, Harold (Pete) Shaw; brothers, Norman Burdin and Malcolm Burdin; sister, Viola Mcray; and daughter-in-law, Jean Shaw.

The family would like to express their sincere thank-you to the staff at Winthrop Manor Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center for their exceptional care of Kathleen during her illness.

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