March 31, 1938 ~ August 23, 2021

Born in: Grand Rapids, MI
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Phyllis (Phyl) Harding Shaw, 83 of Vincennes went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ on August 23, 2021.

Phyl was born at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI on March 31, 1938 to Morris Warner Harding and Adriana Everars Harding and lived her childhood years at Gun Lake near Shelbyville, MI.

Phyl worked as an LPN in Pediatrics until marrying Ronald Shaw and later becoming a full- time homemaker and mother of three.  Phyl worked tirelessly throughout her life to spread the love of Jesus Christ.  She volunteered for many years at the Southwest Regional Youth Village and Knox County Jail spreading the word of God’s unending love and gift of salvation.  Her true delight in life was the building and growing of Ark of Safety Ministries.  As co-founder, she worked alongside her husband joining with other ministries seeking and experiencing the riches of God’s glory.  She served with a true servants’ heart.  Phyl never missed an opportunity to bake, cook or serve her friends, family and the needy alike a hot meal or homemade dessert.  During the last year, she resided at Fox Ridge Links Condos and forged many new friendships.  She and her new-found friends enjoyed coffee and lunches on regular basis.  SHE.  LOVED.  PEOPLE.

Phyl is survived by her three children and their families; Matthew Shaw and his wife, Lori of Pensacola, FL, Nathan Shaw and his wife, Kate of West Chester, OH, Karen Lane and her Fiancé, Brian Gardner of Vincennes, IN; several grandchildren, Abbey Hill, Brianna Webb, Laurel Webb, Brice Carmichael, Owen Shaw, Luke Shaw and a great grandson, Tripp Champion; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ronald B. Shaw and her siblings, Diane Herminett, Gordon Harding, and Patricia Harding.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27th at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., Vincennes, IN with Nathan Shaw officiating.  Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9am to 11am with the service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Celebrate Recovery- Vincennes, make check payable to ACCM 1134 Broadway, Vincennes, IN 47591.

Out of respect to all, masks are requested in the funeral home and at the grave site.  Social distancing will be observed.


Visitation: August 27, 2021 9:00 am - August 27, 2021 11:00 am

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Funeral Service: August 27, 2021 11:00 am

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

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  1. I first met Phyllis soon after she moved into the condos at Fox Ridge Links Dr. I knew when I first saw her in her driveway, and exchanged pleasantries, that I wanted to get to know her. I was not disappointed!! She was delightful, and my husband and I truly enjoyed becoming acquainted with her. Indeed she did love people and she demonstrated that at all times. Always kind, always helpful, always joyful. Her smile and cheerful nature will long be remembered. I/we will sorely miss her.

  2. We are so sorry to lose Phyllis. We know she is with her Lord where she longed to be. When we moved to Fox Ridge last fall she was the first one to welcome us at our door with a pumpkin bread and her infectious smile. She was a wonderful example of her Christian faith. Every time we walked by she had a cup of coffee ready and invited us in for some delicious goodies. It is difficult to imagine life without her. Our sympathy to the entire family. She was a gem

  3. My husband and I were very fortunate to have had Phyllis in our lives. I always called her the “energizer bunny “. She was faithful in all of her endeavors. She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate to have met her. Roy and Susie Sloan.

  4. Phyl has been a dear friend for many years. We spent a lot of time at the Youth Village together. I enjoyed many conversations with her about our Lord and Savior Jesus. I know she rejoicing around the throne of God. How precious, she has heard welcome home good and faithful servant, enter in. Prayers for the family. I know you have many great memories to share.

  5. Phyllis was a dear friend and a great woman of God. She had such a servant’s heart and she will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family and friends.

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