Delilah P. Shaw

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Delilah Pearl Anglin Boos Shaw of New Hampton Iowa and formerly of Fountain Hills, Arizona passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton Iowa. Visitation will be from 12-2, Friday August 28th at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, Iowa. Burial is at 2:00 at New Hampton Cemetery. On line condolences for Delilah’s Family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Delilah was born on December 29, 1926 to George Bell and Lilly Pearl (Denson) Anglin near Ruth, Mississippi. Delilah attended Ruth High School in Ruth, MS. After graduation she moved to San Diego, CA where she met and married Gerald Henry Boos (Jerry). They moved back to Iowa and farmed north of New Hampton. Delilah was an X-Ray technician for 26 years at St. Joseph Hospital in New Hampton and Jerry worked at the Farmers Coop in New Hampton. Jerry Passed away in 1982 and Delilah remarried Merrill Shaw in 1985 and they moved to Fountain Hills, Az. Delilah is survived by her children: Paula (Mike) Peterson of Omaha, NE, and Rick (Barb) Boos of Lake City, MN., four grandchildren: Shane (Jill) Peterson, Ryan (Kim) Peterson, Erica Boos (Michael) Hackett, and Abigail Boos (Jim) Bauer, 12 great grandchildren: Megan, Nick, Ella, Emma, Logan, Baylor, Liam, Lauren, Rory, Jack, Alexa and Teddy. Delilah is preceded in death by her parents, and her spouses Jerry and Merrill, three brothers: Holland, Laymone, Billy, five sisters: Desiree, Lilly Belle, Louise, Jeannine, and Betty Joe and son Reggie in infancy.

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  1. What a beautiful sweet lady! She was what I envisioned of a true southern lady…gracious, sweet, kind, FUN, classy….she made me smile whenever our paths crossed. May her memories help you with your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

  2. Hi Paula, I remember your mother as a lovely person. Your home was always welcoming and comfortable. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. LaDell (Field) Lang

  3. My deepest sympathy to all of Deliah’s family. We had many cocktails and shared many stories back in the Co-op days! She was always a very beautiful, classy lady, and knew how to make her friends feel comfortable.

  4. Rick and Barb, and girls and family, and Paula and family, our thoughts and prayers to all. She was a lovely lady, and always a joy to visit with. Bob and Brenda, Ryan and Brooke.

  5. Rick and family, Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have to appreciate all the years we had with our parents for as long as we did. Take care and Godspeed!!

  6. Such a beautiful lady who raise a loving and caring family. My thought are with the family. Paula you were a wonderful daughter love and prayers for you and Mike.

  7. Dear Boos Family, Praying GOD wraps HIS arms around your family at this time of need & provides you comfort! Heaven truly gained a special angel!

  8. Our hearts are holding all of you in love an peace. We send our deepest sympathy In our daily prayers. Love, Linda, Billy, Michelle, Michael, Menaka

  9. Rick and Paula, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I had worked at Kensington Place and enjoyed visiting with her. Prayers are with you and your entire family.

  10. I met Delilah early in life in the X-Ray lab at the Hospital for one of my many trips. Over the years, we got to be good friends as I also met her daughter, Paula, and became friends. When Delilah married Merrill Shaw, we became social friends & enjoyed both of them very much. Delilah was a classy woman & Merrill was a classy man. Together, they made a classy couple we enjoyed very much. Delilah was very proud of her two children, Paula & Rick, who are also classy people & friends of mine. You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Sincerely, Dan Feuling

  11. I knew Delilah during the many years she worked at the hospital and also later in her life when she lived at Kensington. She was such a beautiful woman and very gentle and kind. I always enjoyed talking with her. May you find healing from your loss in the memories of what a good woman she was and how she loved all of you. Mary Sharon Carr Peraud

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