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MONSON, Keith B. Shaw Sr., 75, died December 7, 2004, at his home in Monson. He was born September 1, 1929, in Hersey, Maine, son of Solomon and Ressie (Botting) Shaw. He owned and operated a boarding home in Monson for many years and made many friends among the hikers of the Appalachian Trail.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Pat (Boyington) Johnston Shaw of Monson; a son Keith B. Shaw Jr. of Monson; a daughter and her husband, Kathleen and Joseph Chartier of Danielson, Connecticut; 6 stepchildren, Paul Johnston Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Chester, Oklahoma, Wayne Johnston and his wife, Debbie, of Woodward, Oklahoma, Donna Chase and her husband, Dale, of Willimantic, Daralene Rinks and her husband, Warren, of Bangor, Dennis Plourde, of Bangor and Roberta of Vermont; a brother, Frank Shaw of Lee; 2 sisters, Ruth Daggett of Parkman and Ada Shaw of Patten; several sisters and brothers-in-law; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marion Jean; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2004, at 4:00 PM, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St. in Guilford, with Pastors Daryl Witmer and David Ray Jr. officiating. Friends may call from 3 PM until the time of the service.

Spring burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery. Those who wish, may make donations in his memory to the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 283, Augusta, Maine 04332-0283.

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