Mary Shaw “Shawsie” Branton

Donor Spotlight

Posted: June 13, 2017

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is honored to have had Mary Shaw Branton as one of the founding members of the Pershing Legacy Society for planned giving. “Shawsie” Branton passed away on July 20, 2016, leaving a legacy of touching thousands of lives in the Kansas City area.

Shawsie’s daughter, Page Reed, presented a check honoring her mother’s planned gift pledge to Ann Regnier, Campaign Cabinet Committee, and Jim Bernard, Pershing Legacy Society Committee, in December 2016. (Photo below)

Shawsie attended the dedication of the Liberty Memorial in 1926 when she was six years old. She dedicated this lasting gift in honor of her father, Leslie L. Shaw.