WILLIAMSTOWN -Madame Shao Fang Sheng, a resident of Williamstown, W.Va., passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Wednesday (April 22, 2009) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Madame Shao Fang Sheng, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pu-Ching Shao, was born in Tientsin, China, on Sept. 13, 1918. She was a world renown artist. She and her husband, Mr. S.P. Sheng, came to the USA in 1947 on scholarships as apprentices to the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. She and her husband had settled in Williamstown during 1959. Madame Shao Fang Sheng has set up endowment funds at Florida Southern College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg for students from China and the USA.
She is survived by her son, Wei-Chung Sheng, and his wife, Rosaura Sheng; and her granddaughter, Nadia Sheng.
Donations in honor of her memory can be addressed to Chautauqua Institution or The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (May 1, 2009) at the Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (April 30, 2009) at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com .