Willis K. Shaw, 84, Morrowville, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Washington County Hospital. A funeral service was held 11 a.m., Friday, June 16 at the Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Joshua Leck officiated. Gina Miller was the organist and Dennis Portenier sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Burial was private family. Willis was born at Clay Center, to Archie and Catherine (Woods) Shaw on May 22, 1933. He graduated from Morrowville High School. While in high school, he played baseball and football. Willis was a lifelong farmer and lived on the family farm most of his life. He was united in marriage to Audrey Johnston on June 14, 1955 in Washington. They were blessed with five children, Mary, Denise, Bryan, Daniel and David. Willis drove a truck for the Morrowville and Greenleaf Co-op for several years. He enjoyed hunting, K-State football, playing poker and gardening. He especially enjoyed being a father, grandfather and great grandfather. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Audrey, on August 13, 2011; and brothers, William Robert Shaw and Alva Truman Shaw. Willis survived by daughters, Mary (John) Leck, Washington, Denise (Richard) Uhlrich, Cottonwood Falls; sons, Bryan Shaw, Washington, Daniel Shaw and David Shaw, both of Morrowville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial fund is established to the Washington County Hospital. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.
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