July 1, 1927 - January 13, 2021
Arlene Lois Shaw, a spicy, sweet, and sassy lady, died January 13, 2021 at the age of 93. Arlene was born Arlene Lois Smith on July 1, 1927 in Bath Township, MI to Richard and Maude (Manning) Smith. A very compassionate person, Arlene would do anything to help others. She was a loving wife and mother, and grandmother. Skilled in many ways, Arlene loved to sew, crochet, garden and can the fruits and vegetables of her labor, and she was an excellent cook-her family's favorite was her glazed apple cookies. Family was everything to Arlene, she enjoyed time at the family cabin on Gray Lake in Lake, Michigan. She loved to play cards (especially canasta), attend sporting events for her grandchildren, and spending time with family on every possible occasion. Arlene is survived by her children, Richard (Barbara) Shaw, Diane (Neal) Gee; son-in-law, Mike Byrd; daughter-in-law, Susan Shaw; 9 grandchildren, Jessica Shaw, Ryan (Melissa) Shaw, Tanis (Jerry) Quick, Holly (Chris) Byrd-Duncan, Gordon (Larissa) Shaw, Nicole Shaw (Bob Willett), Joshua (Michelle) Bowers, Jonathon (Kara) Bowers, and Joseph Bowers; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Shaw; daughter, Sandra Byrd; son, Douglas Shaw; and siblings, Robert Smith, Kerwin Smith, and Edythe Blackledge. A private family funeral will take place with burial at Oak Plain Cemetery in Shaftsburg. The funeral webcast will be available to watch starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021. You may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Arlene's tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). Just prior to the beginning of the service, a link will appear on this page to watch the webcast. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Ionia Area Hospice. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Arlene on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Arlene Lois Shaw, a spicy, sweet, and sassy lady, died January 13, 2021 at the age of 93. Arlene was born Arlene Lois Smith on July 1, 1927 in Bath Township, MI to Richard and Maude (Manning) Smith. A very compassionate person, Arlene would... View Obituary & Service Information
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