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08/10/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Gay Stieffen Shaw

Gay Stieffen Shaw
(16 Jan 1930 - 03 June 2015)

Newport News High School Class of June 1933

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    There is yet more sad news today.
  Gay Stieffen Shaw, Class of June 1933, sister of Wallace Stieffen of VA and Dennis Stieffen of VA, and mother of Bill Shaw, President of the Student Body of 1963, and of the late Nancy Shaw Niblock (Most Typical Girl in the Class of '58) (08 Oct 1940 - 29 Sept 1979), passed away in Williamsburg on Monday, August 08, 2016 at the age of 100. 

From the Daily Press - 08/10/16:   

                   Gay Stieffen Shaw


WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Gay Stieffen Shaw, 100, died on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Mrs. Shaw was born in Richmond, VA to P.V. Stieffen and Esther Gray Stieffen. She was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula.

She graduated from Newport News High School in 1933 and from Farmville State Teachers College (now Longwood University) in 1938. She formerly taught school in the Hampton school system.

She was a member of St John's Episcopal Church, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Merrimac Garden Club and the Lifelong Learning Center at CNU.



Gay was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William H Shaw, Jr.; her daughter Nan Niblock and a brother B.P. Stieffen.

She is survived by her son, William H. Shaw, III (Kathryn) of Williamsburg; brothers, S. Wallace Stieffen (Jackie) of Croaker and Dennis R. Stieffen (Lynn) of Hampton; sister-in law, Mary Stieffen of Atlanta and a brother-in-law S. Franklin Edwards of Grafton; 5 grandchildren, Peter G. Shaw (Kristin) Cleveland Heights, OH, Jeffrey W. Shaw (Barbara) of Locust Hill, VA, Robert M. Niblock (Beth) of Alexanderia, VA, Sarah K. Shaw of Oakmont PA, Mary A Shaw of Williamsburg; 2 great grandchildren, Quinn and Nathaniel Niblock and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private at Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on August 10, 2016. 

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Shaw's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


For All the Saints

- Lyrics by William W. How (1823-1897) , 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,


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