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Elyan Kane Shaw was born to Crystal Roark and Phillip Shaw Jr.

Crystal Roark and Phillip Shaw Jr. of Jackson, are parents of a son named Elyan Kane Shaw, born at 8:27 a.m., July 10, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 6 pounds, 11.7 ounces. He has two sisters.

Roark is the daughter of Kristi and Richard Roark of Jackson. She is employed by Marcom Direct LLC. Shaw is the son of Kathy Broege of Fairdealing.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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