Colleen Shaw

Colleen Renee Casey Shaw, 61, of Burgettstown, Pa., died October 20, 2017, after a sudden illness.

Born on January 7, 1956, in Weirton, WV, Colleen was the daughter of the late Charles and Betty Trippett Casey.

She also was preceded in death by her sister Shauna Casey, and her granddaughter, Sophia Palavis.

A graduate of Point Park University, Colleen was the co-owner and dance instructor of Casey Sisters Dance Academy in Weirton for 43 years. She touched thousands of area students and was a positive influence in many aspects of their lives.

Colleen was an active member of Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton, where she served as a deacon and an elder. She was also a member of the Dance Educators of America.

In addition to her love of teaching dance, she enjoyed attending Pittsburgh Pirates games, snow skiing, water skiing, and the beach. Colleen’s grandchildren were her pride and joy and spending time with them meant the world to her.

She is survived by her husband Archie Ray “Butch” Shaw, whom she married on February 14, 1981; three sons, Craig and Nicole Shaw of Alliance, Ohio, Ryan and Marisa Shaw of Weirton, WV, and Eric Shaw and his fiancee, Kristen Seward, of Chicago, IL; a stepdaughter, Kristen and Anthony Palavis of Weirton, WV; a brother, Terry and Debbie Casey of Weirton, WV; and two sisters, Mitzie and Frank Bradley of Burgettstown, PA, and Brenda Casey of Follansbee, WV; grandchildren, Kiara, Melia and Nikos Palavis; Owen, Ellee, Connor and Carter Shaw; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at noon at Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street Weirton, WV.

Rev. Dr. Ed Rudiger will preside.

Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cove Presbyterian Church

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