Nancy L. Shaw

| June 17, 2024

Nancy Lou Shaw, 89, a former resident of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Danbury Senior Living in Millersburg.

She was born May 18, 1935, an only child to Lillian Adeline Bible and Harry Severns McCormick in Coshocton. She was raised outside of Roscoe and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1954. She married Ross Edgar Shaw from Spring Mountain on February 15, 1958, who preceded her in death June 6, 2022.

Nancy was a popular student at Roscoe and served as her class treasurer during her freshman and senior years, class secretary her junior year, and Glee Club Secretary-Treasurer her senior year. She enjoyed her years at Roscoe and frequently reminisced about times with her classmates, retaining life-long friendships with several of them. Upon graduating from high school, Nancy worked as the head teller for 4.5 years at City Loan & Savings on N. Third St. in Coshocton.

While working there, she met her future husband, Edgar Shaw, a customer. Edgar found out where she lived, parked in her parent’s drive until her father came out of the house and Edgar told him that he refused to leave until Nancy agreed to go out with him. Nancy came out of the house and agreed to go on a date with him. They were married six months later and purchased their first home on County Road 22 (Beaver Run Road) in Warsaw. Later they sold their home, purchased another house in the Jonard Addition (across from Warsaw School). In all, they resided in Warsaw for 63 years.

Nancy was a cancer survivor, losing a kidney to cancer when she was 38 years old. She was only the second person in the state of Ohio to successfully go through and survive a new surgical procedure for removal of a kidney due to cancer at that time.

Nancy was known as a good cook and baker. She would spend several days preparing for holiday feasts with all the traditional fare. Every year Nancy would can and freeze scads of produce from the family gardens and made many jars of homemade preserves. Nancy was truly a “Farm-to-Table” homemaker before it became in vogue. She was especially well known by neighbors and family friends for making homemade chocolates and candies to share at Christmas time. Nancy also loved raising flowers and for years planted and maintained extensive flower beds, including beautiful roses, which she took great pride in.  She loved watching Lawrence Welk and figure skating championships on television, enjoyed reading, and listening to classical music, especially piano. She enjoyed collecting Depression-era glassware. She loved all animals. Nancy and her family travelled much of the United States on yearly summer vacations pulling the family camper. She will be greatly missed by her family.

She is survived by two daughters and a son; Melissa Ann (Smith) of Swananoa, NC, Rebecca Lynn (Scott) Kuhn of Keene, and Ross Todd Shaw of Baxter, TN; four grandchildren, Zachary Allen of Columbus; Courtney Allen of Lancaster; April (Christopher) Mealick of New Albany, and Brooke (Zack) Shaw; five great grandchildren, Cayden and Adalyn Mealick; Hensley, Haisley, and Hollis Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather-in-law, Floyd Fisher, father-in-law, Ross Davis Shaw, and mother-in-law, Alice Mae (Williamson-Shaw) Fisher, son-in-law, Harold Louis (Louie) Smith, and a granddaughter, Kalila D. Latham.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. A graveside service will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw. Expressions of sympathy may be posted at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society –

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