Mary Shaw of Landenberg

Mary Shaw
Mary Shaw

Mrs. Mary Reed Shaw, age 72, of Landenberg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Born in New York City on Dec. 12, 1940, Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of the late William C. Reed and Mary Howland Reed. She attended Millersville University and would go on to complete secretarial school.

A talented homemaker and devoted mother, Mrs. Shaw was a lifelong supporter of Avon Grove schools, where she volunteered for many years. She was also a gifted seamstress and designed costumes for many school theater productions, as well as programs at the West Grove Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Shaw was a devout Christian throughout her life and served her faith community for many years as an ordained deacon of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Del.


She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Thomas Freas Shaw; sons, Harvey F. Shaw (Melinda J. Kent) of Newton, MA and Stephen W. Shaw (Anita L. Shaw) of Timonium, MD; brothers, W. Creighton Reed, Jr., John Reed, and Robert Reed; and grandchildren, MacKenzie, Alexander, William, and Benjamin.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, Del.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 (

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Arrangements by Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes and Crematory, 302-328-2213.