Josephine

Josephine "Jo" C. Shaw

Wednesday, January 23rd, 1935 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Josephine “Jo” C. Shaw, 84, of Bellefonte, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born in Osceola Mills, on January 23, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Blake) Adams. On November 20, 1953, she married the love of her life, James H. Shaw, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2015, after sharing almost 62 years of marriage together.

Jo was a 1952 graduate of Osceola Mills High School. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide in Bellefonte until she retired in 1996.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo Witmer (Chuck), one grandson, Adam Witmer (Emily), and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Witmer, all of Bellefonte. Also surviving are four brothers, Frank Adams (Annette), John Adams, Albert Adams (Marilyn), and Robert Adams (Elaine), one sister, Deborah Collins (partner Charles Loesch), sister-in-law, Patricia Adams, brothers-in-law, John Cowfer and Robert Rusnak, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Adams Cowfer and Fran Daugherty (Leo), and two brothers, Joseph Adams and James Adams.

She was a life member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte. She enjoyed crocheting. Most of all, she loved her family and she made taking care of them her life’s mission. A loving mother, grandma, and great grandma, she leaves behind countless memories that will forever be cherished by her loved ones.

There will be a public viewing held on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 6-8pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Wake service will immediately follow the viewing. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 9am, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, with Father George Jakopac officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wetzler Funeral Services Inc.
    Address
    206 North Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bellefonte
    Address
    134 E. Bishop St
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father George Jakopac
  • Interment

    Location
    Private at the convenience of the family
    Address
    206 N. Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA
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Chris Adams

Posted at 06:31pm
Aunt Jo was an amazingly special lady. The center of her world was her family and for each of her waking days on this earth, she relished the time and the memories she made with them/us. I will forever remember her trailing 30 feet behind everyone when we went shopping or the affinity she had for Snickers bars. She never desired to be the center of attention and always placed the needs of others above her own. No matter what she was going thru, if you asked her The question, ‘how are you’..the reply was always “wonderful”. We have a lot to learn from this amazing lady and how she carried herself thru life. I know someday I will see her again and when I do...I will treat her to a Mr. Trout dinner!

Love and Prayers to everyone as we celebrate the life of this special mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend to so many...
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