Melanie J. Shaw

August 24, 1957 - July 25, 2020
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Kathy (Sidener) Eberle
Geraldine L Loar
Ruby Cottle
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Melanie J. Shaw, age 62, of Wapak passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at her residence following an illness. She was born in Lima to Franklin Monroe Shaw, Jr. and Norma Jean Riemesch Shaw. Her father survives in Lima.
Melanie was a member of St. Joe Parish in Wapak, Wapak Eagles, Perry Township Historical Society and the Antique Farmers. She was the owner of MJ Cleaning and she had worked for the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
Additional survivors include a brother, Craig (Marilyn) Shaw, 4 nieces and a nephew.
Private family services will be held and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Memorial contributions may be given to Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks.

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Born: August 24, 1957
Died: July 25, 2020

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Susan McCullough Whitaker posted on 8/2/20

Melanie was always so full of life, doing and saying unexpected things. Always wore a smile on her face. She was a friend to me when I really needed it and I will always think of her fondly. My heart breaks for her sweet dad and her brother and his family. Heaven is a happier place with her in it. I can see her mom smiling with her there too.


Greg and Laura Kessen posted on 8/1/20

So sorry to hear of Melanie's passing, we had good fun together many many years ago in 4-H . It was nice to see her with dad, showing up at the township meeting and talking with her again. I want to offer my deepest sympathies to her dad, Frank and her brother Craig, and all the rest of her family, who I'm sure will miss her......


Bob Hadding posted on 7/30/20

Sorry for the loss of Mel. I went to Perry high school with her. On graduation day we walked together to the stage. Fine person and Great family!


Kathy (Sidener) Eberle posted on 7/29/20

Jr., Craig and family, May you feel God's peace and love during this difficult time. Treasure all the good memories you have with Melanie. I have such great ones of her and I growing up. All the fun times we shared on the farm, going to the Grange meetings with our moms, going to Lake Michigan to my grandpa Schlegel's camp on vacation and the fun times after we grew up. We may not have seen each other lately, but we shared closed birthdays, so we always kept in touch. I will miss that card this year and the fact that she always sent out the first Christmas card. She was my life long friend, dear to my heart. God's peace and love to you all.


Geraldine L Loar posted on 7/29/20

Junior, I am so sorry to hear of Melanie's death. My prayers are with you and Craig. I'm sorry, I care. She was a wonderful daughter and friend.


Ruby Cottle posted on 7/29/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with Melanie’s loved ones during this difficult time . She was a very special friend . Will be greatly missed . Ruby Cottle and family .


chris fetzer posted on 7/29/20

Shaw Family, I'm extremely sad to hear of Melanie's passing. I knew her for a short time and enjoyed her company. She was kind and generous with her time. She will be missed as a volunteer at Johnny Appleseed Parks and especially by me. You all have my sympathy. Chris Fetzer Volunteer Coordinator Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District


Sharon Stoots posted on 7/28/20

Dear Craig and Junior and the rest of the family, we were sorry to hear of Melanie's passing. God Bless You All Jon and Sharon Stoots


Dave and Barb West posted on 7/28/20

We are sorry to learn of Melanies' passing. She was a very faithful caregiver to her father! We are praying for Jr. And the family. Dave and Barb West