Jill Marie Shaw, age 62, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home with her family at her side at 1:10 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Mrs. Shaw was a 1972 graduate of Waldron, Michigan, High School and had been employed with the Head Start program in Williams County as a teacher and later as a cook for fifteen years. She was an active member of Bridgewater Community Church and lived her life to serve Christ and others as exhibited in her willingness to be a foster parent to thirty-two children over the years. She loved being with her grandchildren and taking trips with her mother and sisters. A good-natured prankster, she also enjoyed making gag gifts for friends and relatives.
Jill Marie Shaw was born on December 31, 1953, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the daughter of Rex and Marjorie (Keck) Flickinger. She married Samuel D. Shaw on July 1, 1972, in Pioneer, Ohio and he survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her three children, Ryan (Kari) Shaw, of Montpelier, Chad (Patty Eicher) Shaw, of Edon, and Staci (and her husband, David Johnson) Shaw, of Lexington, Ohio; her grandchildren, Zach Bowers, Candace Shaw, Ashlynne Shaw, Lainee Wells, Claire Shaw, Andi Shaw, Justin Shaw, Kaitlyn (John) O’Neill, Aubrey Johnson, Logan Johnson, Grant Johnson, Mackenzie Eicher, Alex Eicher, Charlie Mann, Kathleen Mann and Sydney Bignell; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Marjorie Flickinger, of Bryan, Ohio; three sisters, Joann Dohm, of Pioneer, Lynda Robison, of Hillsdale, Michigan, and Leah (Kevin) Klingler, of Waldron; and one brother, Lynn (Aimie) Flickinger, of Freeport, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, Ohio. Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. in the Bridgewater Community Church, 7984 County Road P.50, Montpelier, with Pastor Mark Pitman officiating. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 P.M., in the church. Interment will be Rogers Cemetery in Northwest Township.
Memorials are requested to Bridgewater Community Church or to Northwest Fire and Rescue.