Kendra K. Shaw
October 03, 1990 ‒ December 27, 2019
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio
Kendra K. Shaw, age 29, of Cardington and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away suddenly from an extended battle with heart failure, kidney failure, and diabetes.
She was born on October 3, 1990, to Cristina J. (Harden) Shaw and the late Steven R. Shaw. Kendra graduated with honors at Mount Gilead High School and Tri Rivers in 2009. She was honored in National Technical Honor Society; as well as, President of Skills USA at Tri Rivers and National Honor Society at Mount Gilead. Kendra later attended the Ohio State University for nursing and worked a number of years at nursing homes in Marion with her STNA.
During her youth years, Kendra enjoyed spending a great amount of time with her loving grandmother Penny Harden. She also enjoyed attending New Life Assembly of God’s youth program where the youth group competed in competitions of the performing arts. Kendra later attended Dayspring Wesleyan Church in Marion and enjoyed the programs they offered for her children.
Kendra was always empathetic to those around her. She cared deeply for those who needed support and always kept a smile even when times were rough. The friendships she made were always meaningful and valued with those she connected with. Most importantly, Kendra loved being a mom. Her two children meant the world to her and she did everything she could to be there and provide from them. Often she would be found in the crowd attending the different sports her son participated in such as baseball, youth football, and Hoops for Him. Kendra was his biggest cheerleader. She also made sure to bring her kids to all of her brother’s football and basketball games when her health would allow her to as family was incredibly important to her. She was very proud to participate in cheering on her brother in track, football, and basketball. Kendra had a love for photography and the ability to capture the moment with her friends and family and an even bigger love for anything Beauty and the Beast.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Xaiden and Airyana; parents: Cris Shaw and Jason Decker; brother, Jayce Decker; grandparents: Spencer (Cheryl) Harden and Bob (Diane) Shaw; uncle, David Carpenter; aunt, Jennifer Hastings; cousins: Jenna (Andi) Carpenter-Pruitt, Brittany Hastings, Logan Carpenter, and Dustin Carpenter; aunt, Jodie (Randy) Fraley; uncle, Johnny; cousins: Aaron and Rita Fraley; her best friends: Lou Newcomb and Megan Collins; and a number of 2nd cousins, great uncles, and great aunts.
Kendra was preceded in death by her father, Steven, and close grandma, Penny Strait.
Her family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 PM with her former youth Pastor Aaron Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Kendra’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.