Obituary for Julie Shaw


Julie Shaw

Julie Ann Shaw-Popenfoose, age 55, of Leesburg, Indiana passed away Sunday April 28, 2019 at 8:50 PM at her home with family and friends in attendance. On December 31,1963 she was born in Kendallville, Indiana to Melvin and Clara (Carroll) Shaw, Sr. Julie attended Warsaw Cardinal Center from 1966-1981.

Julie was well known for her beautiful smile, out-going handshakes, “Hey!”(s), kisses, sparkling blue mischievous eyes, love of Mickey Mouse and her stuffed animal collection.  She loved her Christian music and would dance and sing to it.  She loved her mom, Sissy and Doug, brothers and most of all, her Paw.  She loved well and was much loved and guarded by her dogs, Brandy, Dobie, Skipper and cousin Katie.  Julie didn’t know a stranger and was much loved by the Wal-Mart greeters – especially Eva-Jo Blackburn; her dentist’s, Dr.(s) Charles and Steve Hollar and her many, many friends whom she considered family and would greet with HUGE smiles and literally light up like a Christmas tree when she saw you.  The only stranger was the friend she had not yet met.

Julie is survived by her mother Clara Popenfoose; her sister Christine (spouse Doug) Shenefield of Leesburg, and two brothers, Melvin (spouse Dixie) Shaw of Warsaw and David (spouse Eva) Shaw of Melbourne, Florida. Other survivors include Aunt Pat Richmond of Goshen and Uncle Samuel Carroll of Plymouth. She was proceeded in death by her father “Paw” Paul D. Popenfoose, grandparents, two aunts, one uncle and two cousins.

Visitation hours are scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with a calling one hour prior to the service. Pastor Brian Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorials contributions may be made to

Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice 1515 Provident Dr. Warsaw, Indiana 46580

Warsaw First United Methodist Church at 179 S. Indiana St. Warsaw, Indiana 46580



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