Donna Jean (Rogers) Shaw, 76, of Poteau died Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Oklahoma City after a lengthy illness. Donna was born June 20, 1936, in Tacoma, Wash. She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She always had a love for writing and for music.
Donna was baptized in 1969 by her brother-in-law, Rev. David Shaw of Waynoka. She was a former member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Poteau. She was a former resident of Vista Nursing Home in Heavener. She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Emma Rogers; sister, Audrey Braga, and former husband, Lewis “Marty” Shaw, and longtime friend, Katherine Hughey.
Donna is survived by two sons, Lewis Martin Shaw Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Plains, Mont., Richard Leaman Shaw and wife, Yoko, of Honolulu, Hawaii; three daughters, Alberta Jean Shaw of Oklahoma City, Rebecca Lynn Miller of Poteau, Debra Ann Hardesty of Fort Smith, Ark.; sister, Alma Andrews of Sedrowooley, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Ali Razavi, Cory Ryan Miller, Carrie Lauren Miller, Jackey Hardesty, Merry Ann Hardesty, Naomi Rachel Shaw, Lydia Rebekah Shaw, Vanessa, Kenshiro and Tomoko; two great-grandchildren, Serenity Hope Hardesty-Walker and Aaliyah Faith Goines; other relatives and loved ones.
Memorials may be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. 1 (800) 457-6676.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
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