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Beulah Ecile Shaw




Beulah Ecile Shaw, 80, of Hagerstown, MD, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Doey's House.

Born Friday, November 10, 1939 in Hagerstown , MD , she was the daughter of the late Irvin Scott Carbaugh and the late Mildred (Everly) Carbaugh .

Ecile graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1957 and later from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in 1960. Ecile was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Washington County Hospital, Union Rescue Mission and later retired from Western Maryland Hospital Center. She was a member of the Washington County Hospital Nurses Alumni, Ladies Auxiliary of the Union Rescue Mission, West End Senior Citizens, Hagerstown Parkinson's Support Group, and a life member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Christian Couples Sunday School Class. 

Ecile's greatest joys were spending time with her family; whether during the holidays, attending events for her grandchildren or on the annual family vacation to Myrtle Beach. She was not only a nurse professionally but also to her Carroll Heights neighborhood, church  and family members. To her family, she was the voice of reason, advice giver, storyteller, hand holder, supporter, broken heart healer, teacher, peacekeeper, confidant, nerve calmer, problem solver, steamer maker and the heart and soul of her family. 

Ecile was an angel on earth who tirelessly gave of herself to her family, friends, church and community.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Ragan  Horace Lee  Shaw, Jr.; two daughters, Kimbra Lee Williams of Williamsport, MD and son-in-law Tim Williams, Angela Paige England and husband Christopher of Nottingham, MD, ; son, Brian Ragan Shaw and wife Erica of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, Austin Timothy Williams and wife Stephanie; three granddaughters, Devin Kimberlee Jones and husband Matthew, Ragan Lynn Shaw and Delaney Ann England; great-grandson, Brantley Matthew, Blaine Carbaugh and wife Dawn of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Roxanne Coe of Boonsboro, MD and Deborah Holtzman and husband Gary of Smithsburg, MD, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Margaret Clemons officiating.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Knowing Ecile would not want to jeopardize the health of her friends due to the COVID-19 virus, the family has decided to have a celebration of Ecile's life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Doey’s House c/o Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Grace United Methodists Church 712 West Church Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740..

Online condolences may be expressed at


Guest Book

Just seeing the beautiful picture of Ecile with the sunflowers makes me smile. I have such fond memories of her growing up. Heaven definitely gained an angel! Prayers and love being sent to the Shaw family❤️.

Gina Grumbine-Hudock
Greencastle, Pa

My thoughts and prayers to Angie and the entire Shaw family. I remember the day I met your mom for the first time, she made steamer as we moved you into your new apartment! What a kind and sweet person, as every encounter I got a hug from her. May all your wonderful memories and great family times provide some comfort at this difficult time.

Tanya Jones
Baltimore, Md

Ragan and Family, Sincere condolences for your loss. May God's strength sustain you during these difficult days. Working with Ecile at WMHC will always be a fond memory. Her kind and loving manner touched all. God needed an angel!

Sandy (Salvatore) Hose
Hagerstown, Md

We loved her so very much. We were so blessed to have Ecile in our lives. I know that she is pain free and so peaceful now. Ecile.....please hug our love ones for us and enjoy your time in heaven. You deserve all gods love.

Anne and Todd Paylor
Seville, Ohio



Ecile was an active member of the North Highi/South High Class of 1957. She attended as many class reunions and class luncheons as her health would permit. She was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her husband Ragan. Bob and Paige Nitzell

Robert Nitzell and Paige Nitzell
Hagerstown, MD

Dear Ragan & Family, So sorry to learn of Ecile's passing. She was a beautiful person. May many wonderful memories of her carry you through this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Diane Brining

Diane Brining
Hagerstown, MD

Our sincere condolences to Ecile’s family and friends. Heaven certainly gained a wonderful Christian lady. She was a mentor to more than she knew , ever diligently sharing her love and care for others! Bill and R. Elaine

Ruth E. and Bill Thompson
Hagerstown , MD

So very sorry for your great loss. Knowing Ecile through the Parkinson support group, she truly was an encourager. As she offered prayer, she talked with God just like she would be talkiing to the person sitting beside her. A smile and a warm heart was always evident. I count it a blessing to have known her. My heart and prayers to you Ragan and your family.

Linda Hult
Greencastle, PA

So sorry for you and your entire family. I remember her being such a great Lady. She was always so kind. Love Bill and Brenda

Brenda L Tomlinson
Selbyville, Delaware

My deepest sympathy for your loss and will pray for her and for the whole family to be able to find comfort and resignation.

Frank Trujilllo
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

The number of lives that Ecile touched is immeasurable. She was truly an angel on earth. My heart goes out to family, friends and all who knew and loved her. Our lives were better for having her in it. I worked with Ecile at Washington County Hospital and learned so much from her. She was the best model of what a nurse, mentor, friend and Christian should be. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda

Linda Crone
Hagerstown, MD

Kim and Angie thinking of you at this time! Praying for both of you! Praying for your Dad! May God Bless you with comfort in the days to come! ❤️

Capi and Dennis Chapman
Ellenboro , NC

To Ragan and family, She was one of the special people that graduated with me. She came to our luncheons and always had that beaming smile. You were blessed to have her. She will always be remembered as a good and faithful servant of the Lord and Savior. Please know that my prayers are with you. Love, Jo Ann (Copenhaver) Kline

Jo Ann (Copenhaver) Kline
Clear Spring, Maryland

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We did not know Ecile personally, but do know Brian and Erica. And on that basis she must have been a great mother, because of their caring ways. Pat and Sam Murray

Sam and Pat Muray
Hagerstown, MD

Our sincere condolences to the Shaw sorry to hear of Eciles passing...Mrs Shaw has been our neighbor for over forty years and our children went to school together.whenever I would see her out she always had kind words to say..God has surely gained an angel.

Chris & Gary Heishman
Hagerstown, Maryland

Ecile was indeed an Angel on Earth . I was proud to call her “ my Daughter “ . Words cannot express how much I will miss her , I also know she’s free of pain in Gods hands. Sadly , I have another precious Angel looking after me Peace be with the family during these sad times. May you find comfort in her beautiful memory ,,,, Church Mother Ginny

Ginny Kline & Nellie Armstrong
Glen Allen , Va

You all don't know me but I met Ecile at Washington County Hospital. She was head nurse on 5A. I was working on 5D. She was one of the most caring, loving and gentle people that I have met. Her smile lit up the room. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers as you learned to live without this very special person. She was an angel of God.

Marcia Horst
Hagerstown, MD.

Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

Jackie Lewis
Berlin, MD

I’ll miss you so much, thank you so much nana for everything. I love you so much! You will be in my heart forever. Delaney

Delaney England
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Sympathy and prayers to the Shaw family. Ecile was a true Christian lady and has enriched so many lives. We are very proud to call her a good friend.

JC and Rochelle N Martin
Smithsburg, Maryland

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Marian McCall
Chambersburg , Pa

I loved Ecile like my grandmother. She was so wonderful to talk to, and she always sincerely hugged me or held my hand. She is such a beautiful soul, and I will miss her and think of her whenever my heart is warmed by our family. In the best way. I wish I could come to the service, but working in health care, I am overly cautious about being around anyone right now. I look forward to her celebration of life later this year, as there is so much to be reminded of and share! <3 Sending everyone love and peaceful moments. I will see you all soon. Love, Britt

Brittany Skrutski
Fairfax, VA

Ecile will be in my memories as a kind-hearted, always happy, family loving Lady. I am so glad that I had the privilege of knowing her. She was a pillar at Grace United Methodist Church where I first met her and became lifelong friends with Kim, who has so many of her fine qualities.. Sincere condolences and healing prayers to the family. You all have many loving memories of her to hold close at heart. With sympathy and friendship, Lucinda, Ed, and Allen Beard

Lucinda Beard
Boonsboro, MD

I feel very blessed to have known Mrs. Shaw for most of my life. She was sweet, kind, loving and just a wonderful lady. The world has lost a sweet, sweet soul. Thoughts and prayers to the Shaw family. Rest In Peace Mrs Shaw!!!

Rick Dunn
Maugansville , Md

Denise Wardlaw
Baltimore, Md

My heart hurts for your family. May God provide you comfort during this difficult time. God bless.

Jodi L. Lafferty
Greencastle, PA

Although I didn’t know your mother, I know she raised a wonderful, caring daughter. Love from Beth and Phil and heavenly Brian who is probably laughing with her about when he was a little boy and he graced you with his lunch during a cleaning !

Beth Adams
Hagerstown , Md

Ragan and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Ecile. I know all of her classmates of 1957 loved her and will miss her smile, kindness and giving spirit.

Bob Cianelli
Pasadena, Maryland

We loved Ecile very much. She was a very dear friend and will be missed terribly. We know she is at peace and will suffer no more, for she will be with her Lord and Savior. Ragan and family we are so sorry for your loss. With love. Rose & Jerry

Jerry & Rose Shank
Maugansville , MD

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