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Linn County News

Published Feb. 10, 2021

Margaret Jane Lamb Shaw, age 94, Moran, Kan., passed away Feb. 5, 2021, peacefully at Country Place Memory Care in Fort Scott, Kan. Margaret was born Dec. 15, 1926, south of Potosi schoolhouse in Pleasanton, Kan. She was the third of six children born to Mamie and William Rees. She attended grade school at Potosi for eight years and went on to graduate from Pleasanton High School and later Pittsburg State Teachers College. She married Jim Lamb in May of 1945. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1985. She later married Les Shaw on June 25, 1988. He passed away on Dec. 15, 2016. Margaret was also preceded in death by five siblings, John Rees, Edwin Rees, Mary Mullis, Ruth Kramer and Irene Kinney.

Margaret taught school at Liberty, Potosi, Union, Mound City, Kincaid and Marmaton Valley. She retired in 1988 after 42 years. Margaret enjoyed making quilts, fishing, baking and having big dinners with her family.

Granny, as she wanted her family to call her is survived by her son, Bill Lamb and wife, Sharilyn; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. They are grandson, Barry Lamb and wife Jennifer and her three children and grandchildren; grandson Merril Lamb and great granddaughter, Kristin, her husband Christian and great-great-granddaughter, Chevy; granddaughter Kyla Sutterby, husband Dayton and great-granddaughters, Taelyn and fiancee Alex Mathews and Shaylee and her fiancee Ethan Taverez; granddaughter Kendra Perry, her husband Kyle and great grandsons, Drew, Luke and Adam; stepson Jerry Shaw; and two step daughters, Sharon Hedges and Karon Miller and their families; sisters-in-law Linda Rees and Esther Rees. She was a member of the Midpoint Baptist Church, Moran, Kan.

Funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at the Midpoint Baptist Church, Moran, Kan. with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.  Contributions are suggested to the Midpoint Baptist Church Camp Fund for Kids. Online condolences for the family can be left at


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Ann Johnson ~ 09-14-1943 to 05-16-2024


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David Howard McNabb, Ph.D. ~ 06-04-1947 to 05-11-2024


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Commissioners hear from landowners, representatives on Hell’s Bend Bridge grant


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Executive sessions dominate commissioners meeting


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Jayhawk Linn track qualifies 20 for State


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Prairie View track sends 13 to State


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