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Mary Ann Rammage’s aunt
Byron and Teri Niebruegge’s son
Eva Harlin Courtney, November 2, 2 pm in the Sanctuary
Rick Shaw, November 9, 11 am in the Sanctuary
OBITUARIES (By permission of families)
Richard E. Shaw, Jr., of Dallas, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Rick was born on August 13, 1950 to Richard E. Shaw, Sr. and Pauline Meinecki Shaw in Arlington, Virginia. He worked as a Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager. He will be sincerely missed by his loving family, his devoted friends and all the wonderful individuals who knew and loved him.
Visitation for Rick will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 3:00 – p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and a second visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. Committal Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Restland Cemetary followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. to be held at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 3101 Coit Rd., Plano, Tx. A Celebration of Life lunch reception will follow at Gleneagles Country Club located at 5401 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Tx.
Eva Harlin Courtney was born in Tankersley, TX on March 3, 1933. Her parents, Luther and Irene Jones Ratliff, owned a ranch where they raised cattle, sheep and chickens. Eva had an older brother, Buddy, and two older sisters, Ollene and Joy Nell. When Joy Nell started to school, Eva Dell went with her, even though she was 17 months younger than her sister. Their first six years were spent in a typical one room school house, so, in order for them get a better education, Luther bought a house in San Angelo, where they lived during the school year.
After graduating from San Angelo High School, she married Billy Taylor. She had four children (list them). She eventually was divorced, but continued to live in San Angelo until 1970. During this time she worked for an attorney and for a brick company where she met William Harlin. They married in 1970 in Big Spring, Texas and soon moved to Mt. Pleasant, Texas where he worked for Fina Oil Company. In Mt. Pleasant, she took a job as a bank teller. After about six years, they moved to Big Spring, Texas where she continued to work as a bank teller, eventually becoming a head bank teller. During these years she enjoyed traveling with her husband, particularly to some of the conventions Bill attended, representing his company and camping with the family, especially in Arkansas.
Eva and Bill Harlin moved to Dallas in 1993. They continued to travel, including fishing trips to the Gulf of Mexico. Bill Harlin passed away in April 2000. Eva joined a grief support group where she made many friends including Bill Courtney who was also recently widowed. They enjoyed being with a group who understood their situation and started going to game nights playing Hand & Foot and Mexican Train. In 2004 they married and took a cruise in the Hawaiian Islands. This was the first of several cruises they took over the next few years. Some of the most enjoyable of these were to the Western Caribbean with a group of friends from their Sunday school class and to the Eastern Caribbean with Chuck Swindoll’s Ministry, for whom Eva did volunteer work. The cruise they enjoyed the most, next to their Hawaii cruise, was one on the Rhine and Mosel rivers in Europe, again with the same group from their Sunday School Class. On a cruise to Alaska, Eva developed a balance disorder which caused her to feel like she was rocking all the time. She coped with this balance disorder the rest of her life.
She finally had to depend on a walker and Bill and Eva moved to a senior living facility in 2012, where they lived until early 2019 when they moved into her daughter Donna’s house in Plano, Texas. Donna had previously moved to the Dallas area from Midland, Texas to be closer to her mother.