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Mary Jean Shaw

Female 1918 - 2003


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  • Name  Mary Jean Shaw  [1
    Born  22 Jul 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    High School  1936  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Morning Sun High School 
    Died  4 Aug 2003  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  5 Aug 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Mary Jean Mathews, 85, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Morning Sun, died Monday, August 4, 2003, at Arbor Court in Mount Pleasant.

      Born July 22, 1918, in Wapello, she was the daughter of Harvey and Maude Ruby Shaw. In 1959, she married Hugh Mathews in Cedar Rapids. He died in 1981.

      Mrs. Mathews graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1936. She worked in the office at Schramm's in Burlington and then the telephone office for Iowa Illinois Telephone Company in New London.

      She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Morning Sun. She loved antiques and shopping.

      Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Caris of Mount Pleasant; two nephews; one niece; six grandnieces and nephews; one stepdaughter, Margaret Long of Knoxville; one stepson, John Mathews of Mount Union; stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral on Thursday.

      The funeral for Mrs. Mathews will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home with the Revernd Harlan W. Winter officiating. Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church in Morning Sun.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Mary J. Mathews; born: 22 July 1918; died: 4 August 2003 (V); last residence: 52641 (Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa); last benefit: 52641 (Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  7 Aug 2003  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I23650  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Harvey G. Shaw,   b. 8 Apr 1876, Toolesboro, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1949, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maude Myrtle Ruby,   b. 8 Mar 1891,   d. 13 Jun 1971, rural Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Oct 1914  [5
    Issue 
    • There were three children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F8291  Group Sheet

    Family  Hugh Dewaine Mathews,   b. 18 Dec 1908, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1981, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jun 1959  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8290  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S614] World Connect - mathews: :1650097, (last updated: 2008-02-20 05:45:12 UTC (Wed), contact: Debbie Koch) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3443] Mathews, Mary Jean (Shaw) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, August 5, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8133] Louisa's History - Volume 10 Number 2 Morning Sun Graduates, (originally published in Louisa's History by the Louisa County Historical Society, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2008; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3444] Shaw, Harvey G. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, February 8, 1949; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3407] Mathews, Hugh Dewaine - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, May 29, 1981; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).