Neale W. Shaw, 81, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away June 28, 2020 of heart failure at Deaconess Midtown, Evansville, Indiana.
He was born in Albion, Illinois October 2, 1938, the son of Kenneth and Bernice (Ellis) Shaw. Neale graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. In 1960, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Management from Southern Illinois University. During his junior year of college, he met Gloria Hill and they were married September 10, 1960. They soon moved back to Mt. Carmel and Neale began his professional career at Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel (now, Mt. Carmel Soil Stabilization Group), the company his father helped found in 1918. Neale was employed with Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel for thirty-two years, retiring at age 54 in 1992. Gloria preceded him in death in 2004 after 44 years of marriage. On September 30, 2006, Neale married Sharon Stetter. They enjoyed fourteen years of adventures and happiness.
After his professional work career, he took on retirement professionally. He was always planning his next adventure, shopping for the newest gadget and most importantly finding the best ways to spoil the people he loved. He looked forward to playing bridge with friends, discovering new restaurants, and traveling. Most of all Neale loved the mountains and snow skiing which featured heavily in his happy memories.
Neale was active in the community, a member of the Newcomers club, Gourmet club, Bridge Club, Jaycees, and the Lions Club. He was extremely active in getting the Lake Froman Park project completed.
Neale (Poppy) was devoted to his family and had a particular passion for spoiling and indulging them. He had many go-to-phases, but the one he used most often was “How can I help, how can I make things better for you?”
Left to cherish Neale’s memory is his wife of fourteen years, Sharon Shaw of Mt. Carmel; children Gregg (Tammy) Shaw of Evansville and Gretta (David) Shaw Hall of Johns Creek, Georgia; children through marriage Hugh (Sandy) Stetter and Ian (Dawn) Stetter; grandchildren Kelsey (Alex) Dus, Tyler Shaw, Mary Elizabeth Hall, Jackson Cooper Hall, Grace Stetter, Emmy Stetter, Sebastian Stetter and Savannah Stetter; siblings Gary (Wanda) Shaw, James Patrick “Rick” (Mary) Shaw and Bill (Cynthia) Shaw.
Neale was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Hill Shaw; daughter, Nickie Lynn Shaw; and his parents, Kenneth W. and Ruby Bernice Shaw.
Visitation for Neale will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Gilda’s Club (Gilda's Club Evansville) offers programs for men, women, and children, as well as their families and friends who have been impacted by cancer), 5740 Vogel Road, Evansville, Indiana 47715. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
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