Linda Jean Shaw was born October 9, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Eugene and Priscilla Riley. She was a graduate of Colfax High School and Northwest Missouri State.
Linda taught school in Dubuque, Iowa for four years. She married Leonard Shaw on July 10, 1971. Linda worked at Meyer Hall for approximately 20 years, and then substitute taught for Southeast Polk Schools for ten years.
Linda enjoyed knitting, making ceramics, and playing cards. She was an active member of Altoona Christian Church for 30 years.
Linda passed away on March 11, 2017 at Taylor House in Des Moines. She is remembered by her husband, Leonard; two sons: Matthew (Lindsay) of Urbandale and Len (Katie) of Altoona; three grandchildren: Emma, Evan, and Oliver; and brother, Don Riley of Katy, Texas.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, at Altoona Christian Church, where her family will greet friends beginning at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Altoona Christian Church.