Joan R. Shaw

December 20, 1936April 6, 2018

Joan R. (Munn) Shaw of Kirtland passed from this life into eternity with Jesus Christ on April 6, 2018. Joan is survived by Jack, her husband for 62 years, her sister, Dolores Lentz, her brother, Michael Jack Kaufman, children, Wendy (Mark) Zimmerman, Jody (Laura) Shaw, and Robin (Sam) Dodd, and grandchildren: Kirsten, Anna, Erika (Kyle), Calvin, Kyle, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, and Kia.

Joan was born December 20, 1936. A member of St. Mark Lutheran Church for over 50 years, Joan served in many ministries, including Caring & Sharing, Stephen Ministry, youth ministry, mission trips to Haiti, choir & praise team, among others. Joan also served as the payroll clerk for the Kirtland Local Schools for many years. Joan loved being outdoors in God’s creation with Jack and her family. While camping, hiking, canoeing, and traveling the world took her away from home, she also found much joy in gardening and in the birds in her own backyard. She loved being with her family, and together, she and Jack, had an annual “Cousins Camp” for their grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Helen Munn, and their first child, Baby Boy Shaw, stillborn. Joan will be remembered for many good works, but we rejoice that she is in heaven because of God’s AMAZING GRACE. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 The family will receive family and friends from 11am until 1pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church – 11900 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland, Ohio. A memorial service celebrating her life lived for Christ will follow at 1pm, followed by lunch in the fellowship hall. Donations may be made to the Caring & Sharing Ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church.


  • Richard Munn, Father
  • Helena (nee Kirbus) Munn, Mother
  • Jack Shaw, Husband
  • Wendy (Mark) Zimmerman, Daughter
  • Jody (Laura) Shaw, Son
  • Robin (Sam) Dodd, Daughter
  • Kirsten -, Granddaughter
  • Anna -, Granddaughter
  • Erika (Kyle) -, Granddaughter
  • Calvin -, Grandson
  • Kyle -, Grandson
  • Hannah -, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth -, Granddaughter
  • Sarah -, Granddaughter
  • Rachel -, Granddaughter
  • Kia -, Granddaughter
  • Dolores Lentz, Sister
  • Michael Jack Kaufman, Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018

Joan R. Shaw

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Merri Martin

April 11, 2018

Joan was without a doubt one of the sweetest, most genuine women I have ever met. Her graciousness and good humor always made me feel like someone special. What a blessing she was in so many ways. Our love to Jack and family.

Jeff McGaffick

April 9, 2018

Simply put, many of the fondest memories of an era in my life included interactions with "Mrs. Shaw" (can't bring myself to refer to her as Joan). She was always welcoming, was gracious in putting up with our antics, and was genuinely enjoyable to be around. My love and sympathies to Mr. Shaw, Wendy, Jody and Robin (and their families), but how grateful I am to know -- with them -- that we will all see her again, as she clearly knew the Savior while here with us and knows Him better than any of us now.

Sally Ahrens

April 9, 2018

It's hard to bring a memory of Joan to mind without seeing her with that magical smile. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and brought happiness to all who knew her. Love you Joan.

Terri Massucci (Shaw)

April 9, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Joan's kindness and gentle ways. I always admired her and actually at one point in my life, I wanted her and Uncle Jack to secretly adopt me. I always loved playing at their house as a child.
I will always remember the dutch shoes near the stairs. I don't know why they stick in my head, but they do.
She was one of the most remarkable woman I had ever met and am blessed to have known her.
The heavens have sure gained a super angel.
With all my love and prayers, Terri