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Back when the University of Montevallo was still Alabama College, an all-girls school, it was called “Angel Farm” by the young men who would visit the college campus on weekends.

It was at “Angel Farm” that Frances Yates Shaw met the man who would later become her husband.

“He was mine,” Shaw said of Truman when they first met. “He didn’t know it at the time, but he found it out.”

Truman Shaw died in May 2012 after being married to Frances for 62 years, and a bench was dedicated in the Shaws’ honor on the University of Montevallo campus Dec. 10. Located between Tutwiler and Hanson halls, Frances said the bench is a “heartwarming reminder” of the bench they often visited in the very same courtyard when they first started dating.

Read more about the University of Montevallo bench dedication in the February issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here.