Lola M. Shaw, 88, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2019, at Allure of Geneseo. A funeral service to celebrate her life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Donna Runge officiated. Burial followed at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Lola Shaw Memorial Fund.

Lola was born September 22, 1931, the daughter of Blanche Spears. Lola married Lloyd P. Shaw in August of 1954. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was fond of roosters and collected them. She enjoyed going to garage sales, reading, and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. She was a loving person with a great sense of humor. She never missed a holiday and always reached out to her children and grandchildren with phone calls and a card.


Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Barbra Koch, Westcliffe, CO, Dawn (Bob) Berry, Colona, Mary (Scott) Canda, Trinidad CO, Lisa Shaw, Walsenburg, CO, Frank (Leanne) Shaw, Cape Coral, FL; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Berg, Milan, IL, Irene Hall, Atkinson, IL.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Blanche, her husband, Lloyd, brothers, Edward and Lee Roe, and sisters, Violet DeToye, Blanche Johnson, and Helen Hood.