Colleen Shaw

Obituary of Colleen L. Shaw

Colleen Lorraine (Beagle) Shaw, age 88, formally of Addison and Hudson passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  Colleen was born December 18, 1931 in Somerset Twp., Hillsdale County to J.L. and Dorothy (Clark) Beagle. She was the eldest of five children. On June 24, 1949 she married Franklin J. Shaw, in Angola, Indiana. Colleen worked for the Addison Community Schools in food service until she went to work as a personal cook for V. C. Knight at Addison Products in Addison. Colleen was a self-taught pianist and organist and later learned the mandolin. She was a member of the Rollin Center United Methodist Church where she was an organist.


Colleen is survived by one son, Phillip (Sherry) Shaw of North Adams, four daughters, Diann Fox of Jackson, Marcia Shaw of Anchorage, Alaska, Cheryll (Chuck) Shaw-Bassford of Memphis, Tennessee and Dawn (Greg) Sheffer of Jerome; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; three brothers, LeWayne, Roger and Larry; three-step siblings, Sherry, Harold and Terry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, grandparents,,parents, step-father, Ernest Durfey, a son, Mark Shaw and sister, Marlene.


Due to Covid-19 regulations, a private graveside service for Colleen will be held at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Condolences may be given to the family at Memorial contributions may be given to Hillsdale County Medical Care or to Rollin Center United Methodist Church.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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