Marvin Wayne Shaw, 76, of rural Robinson, KS, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born April 26, 1937, at Salem, to Roy Sr. and Erma Chandler Shaw and was a lifelong resident of Richardson County and Brown County, KS.
He attended school in Falls City. Marvin served his country during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Air Force. He was an aircraft mechanic, served overseas in places like Azores, Africa and Greenland before discharged at the rank of A/2C.
Marvin attended the Robinson United Methodist Church through the years. He was a member of Hedrick-Moll Post #148, Robinson American Legion; and BPOE #1741, Hiawatha Elks Lodge.
In his early years, he worked for Monark Egg Plant in Hiawatha. Later he was an engineer at Wilde Tool Plant in Hiawatha. He retired in 1995, after more than 30 years of service. Following retirement, he did a lot of metal fabrication and work for Ken Babcock Sales of Hiawatha.
He married Katherine “Kay” Shaw, April 17, 1956, at the Christian Church at Robinson. They lived all of their married life on a farm southwest of Robinson. She died April 21, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Roy David Shaw, and Timothy Wayne Shaw; two brothers, Lester Shaw and Roy Shaw, Jr.; and a sister, Loretta Lockard.
Survivors include his children: Sandy (Dan) Morey, Robert (Angelina) Shaw, all of Robinson; brother, Chet (Lois) Shaw, of Solomon, KS; sister, Joyce VanMeter, of Olathe; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Robinson United Methodist Church, with Pastor Paul Waters officiating. Interment followed at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson, with military honors a courtesy of the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha was held Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to NEK Hospice which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., 66434.
A special message may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com