Shaw, Mara Nell

Mara Nell Shaw, 90, of Buckhead Ridge, Fla., died June 29, 2009.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Fayette, Ohio. She had been a resident of Buckhead Ridge since 1981.

Mara Nell was a registered nurse. She graduated from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, where she worked upon graduation. She served as Director of Nursing at Blanchard Hospital and Morenci Area Hospital, both in Morenci. She also served as the night supervisor in both the old and new hospitals in Okeechobee, Fla.

She was a member of the Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association for over 25 years, serving on the board as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and Sergeant at Arms. She was a life member of the Eastern Star and president of the Weimaraner Club of South Florida. She loved training and showing her weimaraners.

Mara Nell is survived by a daughter, Janet K. (and Carl) Holden of Okeechobee; granddaughters, Janine (and Patrick) Phelan and JoNell (and Matthew) Jaynes; grandchildren, Jordon and Michael Phelan and Jenna and Charles Jaynes; step-daughters, Shirley (and Robert) Mearings of Paw Paw, Mich., and Linda Shaw of Ocala; four step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Shaw and Dean Dale Kennedy.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Mara Nell and Richard at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Oak Grove Cemetery.