In Memory of

Matthew Shaw

Full Name: Matthew A. Shaw
Date of Birth: August 2, 1958
Date of Death: January 24, 2019

Service Information:
Per Matt's wishes there will be no services.

Cuba- Matthew A. Shaw passed away at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois on Wednesday, January 24, 2019 at 3:45 a.m.  Matt married Teresa A. Stoneking in September 1991 in Cuba, IL   She survives.  Matt was born on August 2, 1958 in Canton IL to Richard and Nancy (Stockham) Shaw.  His mother Nancy Lafary of Cuba, survives.  Also surviving are a son Barry N. (Marla Coulter) Stoneking of Cuba, sisters Cindy Stumph of Sycamore IL and Sally Shields of Canton, several nephews and nieces.  Matt was preceded in death by his father, Richard and his step-father, Claire “Bud” Lafary, as well as a step-brother.
Matt was employed by Gavilon of Pekin Illinois.  Matt enjoyed life with his family and friends and had a passion for carving and fishing.  He was a devout Cubs fan and a member of the Cuba Christian Church.
Per Matt’s wishes there will be no services.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Cass-Putman Rescue Squad.   Matt was an organ donor and believed in the gift of life.  Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences visit

From: Tamra StambaughJan 24 2019 9:40PM
Where do I begin? I’ve known Matt since I was a teenager. His niece is one of my oldest friends. S. The whole time I’ve known him he has welcomed me with open arms. He treated me like family and treated my kids like they were too. Especially, my oldest, Grant. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Rest In Peace Matt. All my love to Teresa and the entire family.
From: sheryl diefendorfJan 25 2019 10:49AM
From: TinaJan 25 2019 11:20AM
My deepest sympathies to you Teresa and Nancy, Sally & Cindy... I am so glad I was able to see Matt at our last class reunion. It had been many years since we had seen each other and I truly enjoyed talking with him and reminiscing  about our days in school... and all the times we spent hours talking on the heart breaks for all of you and this loss. I will forever remember Matt and treasure the memories... Memories are bitter sweet at times like these.. May God bless each and everyone of you and help you all get thru this loss... May Matt rest in peace... with love, hugs and prayers  
From: Julie BallJan 25 2019 12:27PM
Teresa,  So, so  sorry to hear the news of your  husband passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.     Julie Weaver-Ball
From: Julie Weaver-BallJan 25 2019 12:41PM
Teresa, so so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.   Julie Ball
From: Gina wagner TreadwayJan 25 2019 3:26PM
so very sorry to hear about your loss
From: Don & Leigh HinesJan 26 2019 10:32AM
So sorry to hear of your loss.  Always enjoyed talking to Matt.  Another classmate is gone but will be remembered.  Hugs and Prayers to the entire family for comfort and peace.  
From: Leesa Bishop BeechamJan 26 2019 10:34AM
I am beyond saddened to read this, Matt and I enjoyed each other’s friendship all through our school years.  My love and prayers are being sent your way Teresa and Nancy and all your families. ??????
From: Janice (English) PetersJan 26 2019 11:19AM
It so saddens me to hear of Matt's  passing!! I went to school with Matt and even though he liked to joke around a lot he would help you if you needed it!! I treasure all the memories we had in school!  My deepest condolences go out to Teresa, Nancy, Cindy, Sally and all the other family. Sending prayers, love, and hugs!!
From: Peggy (Susie Grigsby) Malott Jan 26 2019 8:05PM
So very sorry to hear about Matt. Prayers and hugs to all the family.
From: Terisa DownsJan 26 2019 10:15PM
Hugs to you and your family Teresa!
From: Dan & Cathy GasparovicJan 26 2019 10:35PM
Nancy, Teresa and Family--We are so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  He was a very talented person and we are sure he will be missed by the entire community.
From: Dan & Cathy GasparovicJan 26 2019 10:35PM
Nancy, Teresa and Family--We are so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  He was a very talented person and we are sure he will be missed by the entire community.
From: Elizabeth Haines Jan 27 2019 5:31PM
I am so very sorry to hear of Matt's passing, I have known him since I was a small child. I am truly,  sincerely sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent out to you all.  
Miss Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss of your husband.
Thinking of you all, today and Always, much love and comforting prayers.
RIP Matt Shaw.
From: Jane ( English ) TeelJan 29 2019 9:24AM
Teresa and Family my heart is sadden by your loss of Matt. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Marilyn ( Laswell ) Frank Jan 29 2019 9:49PM
    Matt was not just classmate of mine , but was also my neighbor also for many years .  His Mother married my neighbor Claire " Bud " Lafary . We were friends through school and I enjoyed spending time with his two Sisters Cindy and Sally not only on the school bus but after school and on weekends also !
   It saddens me to hear of his death . I send my Prayers to his Family. ????
R.I.P Matt
From: jane reneauJan 31 2019 9:03PM
Dearest Teresa and Nancy,  we are deeply saddened to hear of Matt’s passing he was such a great guy our prayers and condolences go to you and yours.

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