Patricia Shawen Obituary

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Patricia K. "Pat" Shawen

July 20, 1922 - July 3, 2012
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SHAWEN, PATRICIA K. "PAT", age 89, of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Golden Pond Communities in Winter Garden, FL of heart failure. Pat was born in Lexington, KY on July 20, 1922 to John J. and Ethel Mooney. She married Robert E. Shawen I on May 3, 1941 in Dayton, OH. She and Bob moved to Orlando in 1947. Pat was one of the founding parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Orlando and remained active on the Parish Council for many years. While living in Winter Park, Pat owned Shawen Accounting & Tax Service which she operated from the late 1950's until she retired in 1985. She and her husband...
SHAWEN, PATRICIA K. "PAT", age 89, of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Golden Pond Communities in Winter Garden, FL of heart failure. Pat was born in Lexington, KY on July 20, 1922 to John J. and Ethel Mooney. She married Robert E. Shawen I on May 3, 1941 in Dayton, OH. She and Bob moved to Orlando in 1947. Pat was one of the founding parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Orlando and remained active on the Parish Council for many years. While living in Winter Park, Pat owned Shawen Accounting & Tax Service which she operated from the late 1950's until she retired in 1985. She and her husband Bob retired and began to travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada. After retiring, she and Bob made their permanent residence in Maggie Valley, N.C. where they had a longtime summer home. While in Maggie Valley, Pat served many positions within, and gave countless hours to, St. Margaret Catholic Church. She returned to the Central Florida area in 2000 to be closer to her children and resided in Leesburg, FL. In Leesburg, Pat continued her countless hours of volunteer work through St. Paul's Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and on the Parish Council until 2009 when she moved to Golden Pond Communities. Throughout her retirement years, and well beyond to the age of 86, Pat continued to do tax preparation for friends and neighbors alike. She continued to travel extensively, with several cruises and trips to Europe, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and her beloved Ireland.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1990, after 49 years of marriage, and by her grandson, Michael Shawen in 1977. Pat is survived by her three children, Robert "Bobby" Shawen II, Astor, FL; John (Brenda) Shawen, Granbury, TX and Shannon (Jim) Brooks, Orlando, FL; 5 grandchildren: Janet Blake and her husband, Chad of Lewisville, TX; Pam Hart and her husband, Rick of Arlington, TX and Steven, Matthew and Samantha Brooks of Orlando, FL; 4 great-grandchildren: Wes Ellett, Tiffany Ellett, Morgan Evans and Madelyn Hart of the Dallas Forth Worth area; and her great –great granddaughter Kailey Ellett of Boise, ID.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 6th from 6-8 pm at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home in Winter Garden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 7th at 10 am at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, FL. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, FL. Please view and sign the family guest book at www.collisoncareyhand.com.

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SHAWEN, PATRICIA K. "PAT," age 89, of Orlando, FL, passed away July 3 in Winter Garden. Born in Lexington, KY, July 20, 1922. She...

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