Shirley (Boyett) Munk

Shirley MunkShirley (Boyett) Munk, 85, died March 13, 2020.  A resident of Lansing, Michigan, her entire life, and a resident of Elk Rapids, Michigan for 60 years.  Shirley graduated from Sexton High School, attended 2.5 years of college; worked as a secretary for Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. from 1960-62; worked as a secretary for the State of Michigan over a span of 20 years.  She was a lifelong member of South Baptist Church.

Surviving are:  her husband of 60 years, Owen D. Munk; her daughter, Brenda R. Shaw, who resides in Kansas with her husband, Mark and their four precious children, Nathan, Aaron, Kristen, and Benjamin; her brother, Jack Boyett and his wife, Margaret of Lansing.  Shirley enjoyed being a Mom and Nana, playing the piano, singing, oil painting, crocheting, and admiring Petoskey Stones on the beach of Grand Traverse Bay.

There will be no funeral service.  Visitation will take place at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery.  If desired, donations may be made in memory of Shirley to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing.

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Judy Chamberlain
March 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm

Owen, Brenda and Family,
My prayers are with you in this time of loss. I remember Shirley as being a gracious lady who welcomed the FBC choir into the home in Elk Rapids for many choir retreats. I always enjoyed talking with her. May the peace of Christ be with you all as you walk through this valley. Remember, there is a “Hello” after the goodbye and you will be with her far longer than you are without her.
I probably will not be able to attend the visitation but just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy Chamberlain

Daniel Jones
March 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm

Owen, Brenda and family, Shirley’s promotion to glory has both saddened me but also cheered me as I consider her presence with her Her Saviour. She was a loving and caring person. A ton of happy memories have been flowing through my mind since learning of her passing.
I was hoping to attend the visitation but because of the present health crisis and a personal health issue I have been counseled to stay at home. My prayers will be with you all.
May you sense His presence
Dan Jones

Roberta Yaxley Peterson
March 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm

Owen Monk and the Boyett Family:
My prayers and memories are with you at the passing of your dear wife and sister. My mind still remembers back to the early 1940s when my father was pastor of South Baptist Church. The Monk and Boyett Families were special friends that had children close to my age. Shirley was a special young girl that I looked up to and wanted to be just like her Someday.
Time and years have gone by so swiftly and “Someday” never came, but the memory of her
kindness to a little girl will never be forgotten.
Shirley had an outstanding life, excelling in many areas, including music. I thank my dear friend, Cheryl Wright, for sending the obituary of this Beautiful Woman of God. May God’s Peace, Hope, Encouragement and Strength be with the Monk and Boyett families as we look forward to God’s Welcome for each of us: “Welcome Home, My Child. Enter thou into the Joy of the Lord.” Roberta YAXLEY Peterson, Tacoma, Washington.

March 19, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Owen, Brenda and Family, Jack and Margaret,
I just learned of Shirley’s passing today. I send my sympathy and love. Though the loss you feel today is real, the Reunion that awaits you will erase all tears and pain and replace them with joy and wholeness FOREVER.
I rejoice with you now knowing SHIRLEY has met her Saviour!
Until we gather together again, may the peace of Christ bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Bonnie Miller


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