Beverly Faith Dixon Shaw Barton, 87 | Obituary


Beverly Faith Dixon Shaw Barton, 87, of Towanda, formerly Asylum Township. and Monroeton, PA passed away on Saturday morning May 7, 2022 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.

Beverly was born in Rochester, NY on March 14, 1935, the daughter of Robert L. Dixon and Lula Elizabeth Lantz Dixon. Beverly graduated from Towanda High School with the class of 1953. Beverly married Bill Shaw and had 3 children. They owned and operated Shaw’s Grocery, the Village Variety Store and the Manufacturer’s Furniture Outlet in Monroeton. Over the years, Beverly has also worked at WT Grant, Silco, Ames Department Store and Towanda Super Store. Beverly was a life member and former board member of Monroeton United Methodist Church. She also taught Sunday School, was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group, and enjoyed baking Easter candy for the church in preparation for the holidays. Beverly loved animals, loved going to the farm in Franklindale, spending the winter months in Florida and camping. In the early years, she was a member of the Monroeton Elementary PTA, the French Choppers Camping Club, and the Red Hats Society. Beverly will be fondly remembered for her kind and gracious personality and for her special chocolate chip cookies and potato salad that she made and shared with many.

Beverly is survived by her children, Lisa Brown and her husband, Rick of Asylum Township, Scott Shaw and his wife, Debbie of Horseheads, NY, Mark Shaw and his wife, Reva of Towanda, PA, 5 stepchildren, grandchildren children, Keith (Amy) Brown, Donnie (Jerika) Brown, Brandee (Keith) Gorsline, Joseph (Jaime) Bowen, Darci (Jason) Watkins, Billy Shaw, Kendra Shaw, Brooks Shaw (TJ), Amber Shaw, Tyler Shaw, many great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, a good friend Bill Shaw and his beloved companion, Ralph Cooley.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was predeceased by her husband, James Richard Barton on March 3, 2009, a grandson, Devon Shaw, and her brother, Larry Dixon in 1984.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA with Pastor Catherine Dawes of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, PA. The family suggests that contributions be directed to Monroeton United Methodist Church, PO Box 3, Monroeton, PA 18832 in Beverly’s memory.

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