Ben L Shaw

Ben L Shaw, 28, Kansas City, Missouri passed away October 24, 2015.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Friday, October 30, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM in Purdin Cemetery, Purdin, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Ben was born November 10, 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri.  He attended Platte County High School and graduated in 2005.  Ben loved music and cars.  His family remembers his great sense of humor.  His sister and two nephews were center of his admoration.

Ben is preceded in death by: grandfathers, James Cameron & Larry H Brown; uncle, Tim Brown.  Survivors include; father & step mother, Steve & Jackie Cameron, Independence, Missouri; mother, Lori Shaw, Liberty, Missouri; sister, Vanessa Macias, Independence, Missouri; grandmothers, Shirley Brown, Liberty, Missouri, Ruth Weber, Kansas City, Missouri ; nephews, Jacob & Jackson Macias, Independence, Missouri; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


  1. Tammy Blakeman on October 25, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Benjamin, he so disliked me calling him that, but he said “I’ll let you call me that”
    Meeting Benjamin for the first time many yrs ago, never did I know how special of a Human he was,. It didn’t take me but a few hrs to relized he was going to be my friend forever.
    His witty ways of getting what he wanted, his witty ways of

  2. Tammy Blakeman on October 25, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Charming and you his determination to live..
    Ben, made a difference in my life, my children’s lives.
    He for a few yrs was my go to man, and I was his, only to be a rock, picked eachother up when we were down.
    Then life took me a different direction and I wasn’t in Ben’s everyday life, but we always had this connection when we would get together, something very special.
    He took apart of my heart and soul, as did I him.
    You will be missed
    I look forward to meeting you again when the time is right.
    RIP Benjamin
    Always forever LOVE..

  3. Alex Bresette on October 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I knew Ben from MDA Summer Camp. He had a terrific sense of humor and got along well with everyone. I remember him dressed as G.I. Elvis back in 2000, he was beaming from ear to ear the whole night.

    That smile will be missed but I pray for God to speed you through this difficult time with family, friends and faith.

  4. Carla jones on October 25, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    When I first met you we hit it of right away. You loved to mess with me when you were on your computer. I would be in another room and I would here this CARLA JONES. It became a game to us. He really didn’t want me. He Just wanted me to come in there. We had alot of good talks. I knew his sister the best. The night she surprised him for his B-Day And brought him a lizard. He returned from going to his concert to see Garth Brooks. She had it all set Up for him. Thank you for some Great times And conversation. You were so Awsome. Glad I got the pleasure to meet with you thank you for the Awsome memories.

  5. Nicole henley on October 26, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I’m sorry to hear about Ben he was a truely wonderful friend he will be missed dearly

  6. Allison Giles on October 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Sorry to hear about Ben. Went to school with him from middle school through highschool. He was a wonderful person and we all really enjoyed talking to him on the bus ride home from school every day. I really wish I would have kept in touch with him after graduation.

  7. George Jones on October 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I taught Ben in English class. I looked forward to seeing his smiling face each day. He and Frank Mazeitis, a paraprofessional here at school, were always together and were very close. One thing I remember most is a beautiful poem Ben wrote and framed for his sister at the end of his sophomore year, showing his love for her.

    Ben certainly was loved here at Platte County High School and will be missed by us all.

  8. heather coffman on October 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I met Ben when I first moved to KC. We went to Barry school and Platte county together. I remember him having quite the thing for the ladies ;). He was sweet funny and a good dancer( the way he spun me around at my homecoming freshman yr). How excited he got when he showed me his bedroom on his 16th birthday . Sad to say that was the last time I seen Ben until I found him on Facebook. Ben you’ll forever be missed

  9. Bikendra on October 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Rest in peace Ben….it was a pleasure getting to know you!!

  10. Vicki Kimzey on October 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I had Ben in my Business Technology class at Northland Career Center. We installed Dragon Naturally Speaking so he could “type” on the computer. He did an awesome job in class; his classmates enjoyed having him there, as did I. I’ve thought of him often throughout the last several years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  11. george gray on October 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I have known Ben since he was about five. we shared an interest in models of cars and also the real ones. i am glad i got to see him just last week and we had a great time talking. a true friend he was and i will miss him

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