Lyna Shaw Obituary (2021) – Williamsburg, Virginia

Lyna Player Wagner Shaw

November 4, 1923 – November 3, 2021

Lyna Player Wagner Shaw, 97 years old, died on November 3, 2021. She was born on November 4, 1923 at Rolendale Plantation in Sumter County, South Carolina.

She graduated from North Charleston High School in 1940 and attended the College of Charleston for two years. Before marrying William P. Wagner in 1942, she was employed by the Charleston Navy Shipyard. Lt. William P. Wagner, III., Deceased, and Captain Richard Adden Wagner, deceased, were the children of that marriage.

In 1955 she married the late Lt. Joseph H. Shaw and accompanied him to Boston, Mass Travel Industry, travel is a passion in her life. After Mr. Shaw’s graduation, his professional career took her and the two boys to Longview, Washington, where they lived for six years.

Two sons, Thomas Alden Shaw and Scott Wightman Shaw, were born there and completed the family. The family also lived in Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Brussels, Belgium before retiring in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ms. Shaw has worked as a travel consultant and freelance writer in many of these locations while pursuing her passion for tennis, bridge, and community theater through plays and musicals. All their lives Lyna and Joseph traveled all over the world. It was a well lived life.

She left behind her sons Thomas and wife Brenda in Athens, Georgia, and Scott and wife Lynn in Trenton, Ohio, and daughter-in-law Jerry Wagner of Lexington, Kentucky. She leaves eight grandchildren, Jason Shaw, Adam Shaw, Richard Wagner, Jr., Lyna Saffell, Troy Allen, Adam Poll, Matthew Poll, Sarah Poll, and five great-grandchildren, Mary Louise Wagner, Carrie Lyna Wagner, Tyler Ogden, and Keeley Allen Adden Shaw. Her brother, Dr. Robert W. Player from Vancouver, Washington.

A celebration of life service is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate commemorative donations on behalf of Lyna to a charity that focuses on women’s health.

Published by The Daily News on November 21, 2021.

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