Shirley J. \n(Hawk) Roe, 86, loving wife of Thomas W. Roe \n(deceased), passed away on September 15 at Butler \nMemorial Hospital. \n\nA long-time resident of Meridian, she is survived by \nher three daughters, Linda (Russell) Miller of \nChaptico, Maryland; Gail Faurie of Valencia, Butler \nCounty; and Sharon (John) Millea of Harmony, Butler \nCounty; five grandchildren and six \ngreat-grandchildren.\n\nShirley was born in New Kensington in 1934 to Dean \nand Dorothy (Wiester) Hawk, graduated from Butler \nArea High School in 1952 and married Thomas in 1953. \nShe was an active member of her community, serving \nfor many years as a 4H leader for the Powder Mill \nTrail Riders Club and as board member, volunteer and \ncontributor to the Butler County Symphony \nAssociation. \n\nAn avid member of several bridge and 500 card clubs, \nShirley also donated her time generously to her \nplace of worship, St. John Reformed Church, \nMeridian. She was a skilled seamstress and \ncraftswoman who sold her goods at festivals \nthroughout the region for Country Lane, a small \nbusiness she co-founded with one of her great \nfriends. Shirley became part-owner and consultant to \nthe Meridian Station Gift Shop and Confectionery, \nwhich her husband purchased in 1979 and preserved \nfor the local community.\n\nGuests are invited to a visitation from 10:30 a.m. \nto 12 noon on Saturday, September 19 at \nThompson-Miller Funeral Home in downtown Butler. \nFuneral services will begin at noon. \n\nA private graveside service at Butler County Park \nMemorial Cemetery will follow. \n\nDue to Covid-19 State Guidelines, visitors are \nrequired to supply their own facial covering and to \nwear it along with maintaining social distancing. \nGroups are limited to 25 people. \n\nDonations may be made in Shirley's name to St. \nJohn's Reformed Church, 493 Evans City Road, Butler, \nPennsylvania, 16001 or the Butler County Symphony \nAssociation, 259 South Main Street, Butler, \nPennsylvania, 16001.