Barbara Jean Shaw, 71, of Saxton, PA passed away after a short and difficult battle with cancer on August 31, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on October 11, 1949 in Rockhill Furnace, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Thelma (Rogers) Vaughn. She was united in marriage to James W. Shaw on January 21, 1995. Mr. Shaw survives at home.
She is survived by children Alfie Moyer and wife Amy, Neelyton, PA, Christina Sitch, Saxton, PA, Lindsey Myers and husband Travis, Broad Top, PA, James Shaw and wife Suzanne, Frederick, MD, Robert Shaw and wife Ann, Tampa, FL. Grandchildren McKenna, Carter, Landon, Brandon, Dylan and brother, James Vaughn and wife Jeanne, Mount Union, PA also survive.
Step-son John Shaw preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shaw worked for the Southern Huntingdon School District for 33 years until her retirement in 2013. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
She was a fiercely dedicated mother and devoted grandmother. She treasured her grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She was their biggest cheerleader and constant supporter and could often be heard cheering “Come On White” at their games. She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, she loved spending time in the kitchen creating delicious meals for her family. She enjoyed spending time outside, sitting on the porch, taking care of her flowers, shopping, and collecting purses and jewelry.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, PA with Pastor Ron Wilson officiating. Interment will be at I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6 - 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
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