Genevieve Marie Shaw, 84, of O'Neill died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a rosary.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill.

Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Genevieve was born on Oct. 27, 1934 to Joseph and Juliana (Arnberger) Kamphaus near Raeville. The family later moved to the Amelia area where she attended country school at District 216 through the eighth grade. Once out of school, Genevieve helped her mother at home raise her six younger brothers. 

She married William Keith Shaw on April 7, 1956 in Amelia. The couple made their home on the Shaw home place southwest of O’Neill. After her husband died suddenly in 1978, Genevieve moved into O’Neill. She liked to keep her home neat and was always working in her yard. She moved to The Evergreen Assisted Living Residence in 2016. 

Genevieve liked to play any type of card game, but especially pitch. She also liked to do crossword puzzles and word search puzzles.  

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.   

Genevieve is survived by four daughters Dorothy (Von) Mosel and Cathy (Mark) Fox, all of O’Neill, Jeanne (Dave) Sayler of Menno, SD and Diane Neuharth of Yankton, SD; seven grandchildren Crystal (Peter) Brummels, James Mosel, Joshua (Sarah) Walton, Jamie Walton, Brandon Sayler, Daniel Sayler and Ashley (Aaron Huxoll) Tschantre; six great-grandchildren; six siblings Dorothy Summers and Carl (Irene) Kamphaus, all of O’Neill, Bernard (Jo Ellen) Kamphaus of Chambers, Mike (Yvonne) Kamphaus of Omaha, Frank (Dianne) Kamphaus of Columbus and Paul (Carolyn) Kamphaus of Omaha; one sister-in-law LaVerne Kamphaus of Burwell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bill Shaw; and five siblings Juliana Svatos, Mary Stewart, John Kamphaus, Joe Kamphaus and Tony Kamphaus.

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