ADA — Rachel Shaw, 80, died on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 4:20 a.m., at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima. She was born on Nov. 28, 1933, in Silver Creek, to Raymond and Zelma (Case) Vermillion and they preceded her in death. On Nov. 15, 1953, she married Robert Shaw and he survives in Ada.

Rachel formerly worked for Triplett Corporation of Bluffton, Highway Oil Company, the Ada Herald and Allen Hughes Septic Service. She was a long time clerk for the Upper Scioto Valley Ambulance District.

Rachel attended Sugar Grove United Methodist Church of Ada. She was a graduate of Mt. Blanchard High School, class of 1951. She was also a member of the Tri County Doll Club.

Also surviving is a son, Robert (Kathy) Shaw, Jr., of Ada; a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Brooks of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; six grandchildren, Robert (Brittany) Shaw, III, Sarah (Quinton) Schmidt, Adam Shaw, Carrie Brooks, Corrie Brooks and Callie Brooks; seven great-grandchildren, Jace and Jayden Brooks, Wyatt, Maverick and Daphnie Shaw, Bryden and Issaih Castle; a brother, John (Marcille) Vermillion, of Dunkirk; and a sister, Kay (Earl) Todd, of Mt. Gilead. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Roselyn A. Shaw, in June of 2001, and a sister, Jean Hepner.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Lon Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 16, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, July 17, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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