Mary Virginia ‘Katie’ Shapiro

Mary Virginia “Katie” Shapiro, born on March 25, 1946, in Marietta, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday (April 15, 2013) at the age of 67.

Katie attended the University of Cincinnati and was former manager of the family business, Wieser & Cawley. Her love of her dogs and animals and sense of humor were some of Katie’s endearing traits and of course her sense of fashion.

She is survived by her husband, Kenny Shapiro; sisters, Elizabeth (Barry) Thrift of Cincinnati and Janie (Roger) Wittekind of Marietta; sister-in-law, Cathy Cawley of Williamstown; brothers, Dan Cawley Jr. of Marietta, William (Sandy) Cawley of Parkersburg and James (Joyce) Cawley of Marietta; stepmother, Nancy Cawley of Vienna, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Jeanne Lincoln of Marietta.

Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan B. Cawley Sr.; sister, Sally Binegar; brother, Frank Cawley; and sister-in-law, Peggy Cawley, “Welcoming/Awaiting Her in Heaven.”

Her husband and family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kelli Cawley, Susie Blatt, and Cortney Beymer and the caregivers, Hospice, for their loving care of Katie.

Katie has requested to be cremated, a gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Strecker Cancer Center or The Mid-Ohio Valley Humane Society in lieu of flowers.