Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may me made to Visiting Nurse and Homemaker Association or Iowa Hospice.
The former Katherine Geraldine Little was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Moline, daughter of William Thomas and Emma Nave Little. She graduated from Moline High School. She married Raymond K. Shaw on May 15, 1937, in Galesburg. He died Jan.15, 1996.
She had been a data transcriber at the Rock Island Arsenal for five years, retiring in 1979.
Kay was active in many community activities and had a leadership role in many organizations, including First Christian Church, Moline, Rock Island Woman's Club, PTA, King's Daughters, YWCA, AARP, Rock Island Convalescent Center Auxiliary and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She enjoyed needlepoint.
Kay is survived by four children and their spouses, Judith and Gerald McConoughey, of Portland, Ore., Barbara and Thomas Ostrowski, of Quincy, Ill., William and Abigail Shaw, of Bettendorf, and Dr. Richard and Michele Shaw, of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Laura and James Buscher, Robert and Angel McConoughey, David and Christine Ostrowski, Monika Ostrowski and Logan and Jamie Shaw; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Jean Caton, of College Station, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, John Little.
Kay's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in her memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.
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