Obituary: Iris Dean Shaw

Iris Dean Shaw was born Jan. 29, 1929, to Robert Emmett and Velma May (Graves) Shaw in a farmhouse near Pomona, Franklin County, Kan. She left this life and entered the eternal life she hoped for on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She had recently celebrated her 89th birthday with all of her children.

Iris and Russell Earl Morton were married June 6, 1948, and were happily married for 56 years until Russell’s death May 26, 2004.

Iris is survived by her five children and their spouses: David and Linda Stout Morton of Edmond, Okla., Roger and Terrill Thompson Morton also of Edmond, Michael and Debbi Akridge Morton of Goldsby, Okla., Glenda Morton and Bill Stafford of Moore, Okla., and John and Debbie Null Morton of Wichita. Also surviving are a brother, Loren Shaw (Carol Shearer), Indianola, Iowa, stepsister Rose Sink Thompson (Larry), Mission, Texas, stepsister Bobbie Shaw, Louisburg, and stepsister Carol Shaw O’Keefe, Overland Park.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, 101 N. Columbus Ave., Newton, with Darrick Shepherd officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be left to “In Search of the Lord’s Way,” in care of Petersen Funeral Home. There will be a private Interment at Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton.