Jennifer Marie Shaw

March 29, 1974 ‒ July 09, 2014

Cardington, Ohio

Jennifer Marie Shaw, age 40, of Cardington, ended her battle with cancer on Wednesday evening, July 9, 2014, at her home. She has now joined her grandparents, Ray and Dorcas Fischer, and her niece, Savannah, in Heaven.

On March 29, 1974, Jennifer was born in Upper Sandusky, the daughter of Theresa Jean (Fischer) Newman. She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1992. She furthered her education by obtaining her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from The University of Findlay in 2007.

Jennifer spent the last seven years teaching in the Marion City Schools system as an elementary reading recovery teacher. She adored children and loved teaching them. She was an old fashioned teacher, spending her paycheck on items needed for the classroom to help her students.

A woman of faith, Jennifer was a member of the Vineyard Church of Morrow County. She assisted with the children’s ministries until her health failed to the point she couldn’t help any longer.

Jennifer cherished spending time with her family and traveling with them. They went on many cruises to Europe and the Caribbean, and also enjoyed many hiking adventures together. She always wanted a big family, but never had any of her own children. She loved her nieces and nephews more than anything and treated them like her own kids.

Jennifer will be dearly missed by her mom and dad, Theresa (Fischer) Newman and Earl Newman of Cardington, two sisters: Tamara (Shaw) Potter and her husband Dean of Marengo, Candice (Mathys) Keirns and her husband Shane of Marion; and five nieces and nephews: Cataryna, Issabella, Logan, Abbrieanna, and Ellieanna.

A memorial service honoring Jennifer’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Vineyard Church of Morrow County, 104 W. Main St., Fulton, OH 43321, with Pastor Jerry Stephens officiating.

Contributions in Jennifer’s memory may be made to the Vineyard Church of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jennifer’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • All the staff at Hospice of Morrow County would like to express our deepest sympathy to Jennifer’s family.

    Jennifer was a special and wonderful lady. Jennifer’s family was very good to her. They provided a wonderful and loving home and supported her in a loving way. It was a privilege to care for her.

    May God’s peace and comfort be with your family.

    With love from all of us at Hospice of Morrow County

  • It was a very sad day to read about Jennifer passing away. She worked with me and the GED Testing Department for Marion City Schools. She was always an excellent test administrator. I always knew whenever Jennifer was doing the test administration that every thing would be done correctly. She was so dependable. It certainly was a pleasure to have worked with her. The children of Marion City Schools will miss an excellent educator.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I only have childhood memories of Jennifer. She has always had a big heart and will be truly missed by everyone she encountered. I wish we could have stayed in touch. May God help you in the months ahead to comfort you and find peace.

  • I remember watching Jennifer when she was a little girl in Sycamore. May God comfort the family in this time of deep sorrow.