Clara Aleyne (Macari) Shaw, a.k.a. “Mac,” 90, of Edwards, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, at the Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit.
Aleyne was born on March 7, 1929, in Hume, to Bert Mayo Macari and Clara Elizabeth (Lee) Macari. She married Jacob Carl Shaw on Jan. 17, 1948. They were married for sixty-seven years. To their union two children were born.
Aleyne retired from Sears Roebuck and Company after 20 years. She was a member of the O.E.S. Golden Gate Chapter, and a member of the “Busy Bees” for the Deer Creek Fire Department for 32o years.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a devout Christian. Aleyne was a member of the Colony Baptist Church, but due to illness the last several years, she attended Warsaw Christian Church and later First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit with her son.
Her family called her Aleyne, but everyone else referred to her as Mac (a nickname given to her by her husband, which was her maiden initials backwards).
Aleyne enjoyed life, family and friends. She loved the lake and boating, dancing, family gatherings, reunions and picnics. She enjoyed working in the community.
Aleyne and Carl were true soul mates, and family was especially important to them. Aleyne shared with her children that she sure had a good life!
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jacob Carl Shaw; and her brother and sister-in-law, John Mayo Macari and Juanita Macari.
Survivors include Aleyne’s children – Kenneth Shaw of Edwards, MO, and Janet (Shaw) Mohler, of Independence; four grandchildren – Michael (Aimee) Mohler, Jana (Ben) Lewis, Ryan (Danice) Shaw and Natalie (Dan) Clair; seven great-grandchildren – Abigail, Jake, Macie, Ava, Gentry, Mary and Kensley; two nephews, Jim Mayo Macari and Mark Macari, of California; her first cousin, Helen (Lee) Gulick, who was like a sister to her; her sister-in-law, Rena Shaw; many nieces and nephews; along with many other Lee and Macari cousins.
Services w will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12,. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Richard Bowman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. before the service. Interment will follow in White Hall Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Fred Keith, Brian Keith, Frankie Keith, Rick Tompkins, John Julian and Jake Hurl.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.