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Kae Moody Shaw



AAFA #1094

1948 TX 2008 TX




Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX Wednesday, 19 March 2008


Sunrise: March 19, 1948 - Sunset: March 17, 2008


Kae Shaw, 59, departed this life on March 17, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by her family and friends. She was born March 19, 1948 in Mexia, TX, along with her twin sister Rae, to Anniece and John Thetford Moody . She attended school in Coolidge, TX, through the eighth grade after which she graduated from Kirbyville High School in 1966. She married Perry Shaw on July 30, 1966, and graduated from Lamar University in 1975 with a degree in speech after which she began her career in 1975 as a speech therapist for Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District. Kae enjoyed continued employment for 33 years until the day of her death.

To Kae and Perry's union were added two children, Leah Shaw Wheeler and Shelby Ray Shaw.

She had a sweet and loving personality, always mindful of the needs of others: students, fellow employees of KCISD, family and friends alike. She was a member of PTA, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and First United Methodist Church of Kirbyville.

Survivors include her husband, Perry Shaw; daughter, Leah Wheeler and husband Wayne, all of Kirbyville; son, Shelby Shaw and wife Dawn of Huntsville; twin sister, Rae Tidwell and sister Joy Roberts, both of Kirbyville; brothers, Ted Moody of Silsbee and Pat Moody of Weslaco; mother, Anniece Patterson Moody of Fairfield; grandchildren, Chance, Erin and Jacob Wheeler of Kirbyville and Adam, Cade, and Taylor Shaw of Huntsville; and one great grandchild, Karson Wheeler of Kirbyville.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Thetford Moody; and her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John S. Moody and Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Patterson.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. A Celebration of Life will be lead by Rev. Matt Weaver, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Kirbyville, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Central Baptist Church in Kirbyville. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established at Community Bank of Texas, 918 S. Margaret, Kirbyville, TX 75956, acct # 3044911. She reached up and touched the face of God.


Photo from Davis Cemetery, Beulah Springs, Jasper Co.,

Permission granted by the photographer, Dianna Burran Wellman


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kae Shaw (SS# issued in TX).

Her lineage, starting with her great-grandmother: Martha Patricia 1861 TX1, Noel Waddell 1838 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.