Barbara Ann Potter Shaw passed away October 24, 2022, after hospitalization for cardiac and pulmonary issues.  She leaves behind two sisters, Sarah Potter of Lawrence, KS, Sandy Westrup, husband Doug of Carrollton, TX, her long-time companion Hershel Pearl of Shawnee, KS, her father-in-law Danny Shaw of Holt, MO, her sister-in-law Vickie Matney, husband Richard of Buckner, MO, and step-niece Jesse, also of Buckner, and several cousins in Illinois and Missouri.

Her husband, Troy Shaw, preceded her in death, as did her parents and mother-in-law.

Barb was born August 21, 1956 in Princeton, Illinois, and was raised in Overland Park, Kansas.  As an adult, she resided in Liberty, MO, Lenexa, KS, and Shawnee, KS.

She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1977 with a degree in accounting, and worked as an analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for over 40 years.  Barb was still working at the time of her death.

She leaves behind many cherished friends, acquaintances, and her extended family by marriage.  She loved dogs, especially beagles.  In recent years, she enjoyed wintering in Sun City West, AZ.

No memorial services are planned.  Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Westboro, MO at a future date.

Memorials in honor of Barbara may be made to Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary, 17012 E Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64056, The Civic League, PO Box 814372, Farmers Branch, TX  75381, the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E 19th St, Lawrence, KS 66046, or an organization of your choice.

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