January 13, 2022
Allen Bernard Shaw, age 96, of Marysville, died Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Memorial Gables. Following graduation from Hyatts High School in 1943, he began his work life at the N & W Railroad, and later, he served for two years at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles where he became Administrator of the State of Ohio Certificate of Title Department in the Hartman Building in downtown Columbus. Carrying newspapers for the Ohio State Journal on a suburban route from Spring Street to Sunbury then led Allen to a job as a salesman in classified advertising with the Worthington Realty Company in Worthington, Ohio. Paul Crouthers, owner, recruited this up-and-coming salesman to join the real estate business. Allen worked his way from salesman to sales manager, to broker and owner of the company from 1952 to 1989 and opened a second office in Plain City, Ohio before retiring. During his retirement, he worked part time for nine years at the Transportation Research Center as a test driver and then as a TRC tour guide and head of orientation for new employees. He and his late wife Margaret also traveled in their motorhome visiting family in New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. Allen was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Board of Realtors for two terms. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, a former member of Liberty and Worthington Presbyterian churches, and he was ordained an Elder at Liberty Presbyterian where he also served as trustee. Allen relished the family’s annual summer fishing trips to northern Minnesota where his family and his late wife’s family, the McCaws, stayed at Himbers Resort on Bass Lake. In 1968 he attended flight school at Ohio State and received his pilot’s license for single-engine aircraft in 1970. He owned a Beechcraft Musketeer for several years and enjoyed flying above the landscape of central Ohio, taking his family for plane rides, and shuttling his oldest daughter back and forth to Bowling Green State University. Allen was born on March 9, 1925, in Longbottom, Ohio, Meigs County to the late Wesley C. and Katherine McKee Shaw. Allen survived polio as a child but endured its life-long effects. He taught his children to work hard, overcome struggles, and be honest. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Margaret Ann Horst, whom he married on June 2, 1951, at Liberty Presbyterian Church by the Rev. James A. Verberg. He is survived by his five children: Kim Shaw of Spring, Texas; Karin Gregg of Marysville, Ohio; Marcia Stout of New Washington, Ohio; Allen (Theresa) Shaw of Washington Township, Michigan; and David (Maria) Shaw of Marysville; eight grandchildren: Austin (Kara) Gregg, Benjamin (Chauna) Shaw, Nathan Shaw, Jair Stout, Tracie Miller, Ian Stout, Diego Shaw, and Nick Shaw; a great-granddaughter, Keri Gregg; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and loving friends. Burial was held at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Underwood Funeral Home assisted the family. Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.