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Frances M. Shaw

January 30, 1927 — December 14, 2022


Frances M. Shaw, 95, of Ridgway, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022,  at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on January 30, 1927 in Flemington, PA, a daughter of Harold and Blanche Nearhood Fye.

On November 21, 1948, she married the late Rex Shaw, who preceded her in death on October 29, 2002.  Together they shared more than 54 years of marriage.

Frances was a graduate of Clearfield High School and lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was also very active and enjoyed volunteering her time.  She was a seamstress for many years for Brody's.  She enjoyed spending her time reading, gardening, and playing Dominoes.  She also enjoyed getting together with friends at the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by one son; Scott Shaw and his wife Laura of Ridgway, by four grandchildren; Carol (Vince) Gaudino, Chris (Michelle) Shaw, Rose (Darren) Billock, and Hope (Jason) Brolsma, as well as by six great-grandchildren; Taylor, Dominic, Britney, Sydney, Parker, and Weston.  She is also survived by her son-in-law; David Woelfel of St. Marys, and by numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Woelfel, two sisters; Lillian Hetrick and Elizabeth Tomlinson, and by two siblings in childhood; Jimmy and Naomi Fye.

A Memorial Service for Frances M. Shaw will be held on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 19 S. Broad Street, Ridgway, PA 15853.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Friday, December 23, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

19 S Broad St, Ridgway, PA 15853

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