Ilse Feichter Shaw, 77, beloved wife, mother and educator, died Monday, March 9, at Duke University Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident March 4.
She was born in Chicago on April 19, 1937, to Martha and Leo Feichter. The Feichters moved to Waynesville, N.C., in the 1940s to open The Lodge restaurant and hotel. Ilse earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Western Carolina University and taught school before starting a family. She later returned to work as a teacher’s and library assistant in Chapel Hill, primarily at Ephesus Road Elementary School. She was involved for many years with the Girl Scouts.
Her greatest joy were her family members, many of whom were with her at her death. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald L. Shaw, a retired journalism professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; her children, Matthew Shaw of Wilson, Dona Shaw-Sounders of Raleigh, Lauren Mann and husband Ronnie of Chapel Hill and David and Kim Shaw of Chapel Hill; eight grandchildren; a great grand-son; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Ralph, Mark and Rex Feichter.
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A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Center United Methodist Church, 9204 Center Church Road, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349. A visitation will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.