Barbara Ann Miller Shaw, a social worker who helped the homeless and runaway children, died Saturday (July 26, 1997) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda, after a brief illness. She was 43.
The former Barbara Ann Kaminski, a Ridge Street resident, was a native of East Amherst.
She moved to the Niagara Falls area at the age of 10 and was a 1972 graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School. She studied nursing at Niagara County Community College and graduated in 1996 from Niagara University, earning a degree in psychology and social work.
Mrs. Shaw was employed for the past three months as a social worker at Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport. She worked and volunteered for several agencies that helped the homeless and runaway children and also answered telephones for the Niagara County Hot Line.
Friends and family members described her as a very loving and caring person.
Survivors include a son, William A. Miller III; a daughter, Patricia A. Shaw; her mother and stepfather, Helen Kaminski Betts and Chester Betts of Ransomville; a brother, Henry Kaminski of Floral City, Fla.; and her former husband, William A. Miller Jr. of Niagara Falls.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara.