Mary Shunk 1909 - 2011 Denton, Texas
A memorial service and burial for Mary Shunk, 101, Denton, Texas, will be planned at a later date in Bourbon.
Mrs. Shunk died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Cottonwood Manor in Denton.
She was born May 30, 1909, in Bourbon, the daughter of Pearl and Orville Metheny.
Mrs. Shunk grew up in Bourbon. She worked as secretary-treasurer for 23 years for the Argos (Ind.) Public Schools before moving to Lawrence, Kan. She lived at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor until she moved to Denton in October 2009 to stay with her daughter. While at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, Mrs. Shunk helped to make quilts each year for the Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund. She also celebrated her 100th birthday, on May 30, 2009, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Mrs. Shunk was a member of the Lawrence Heights Christian Church and did volunteer work for the Douglas County Historical Society and Douglas County Senior Services.
She married George Shunk on July 2, 1932. They shared more than 45 years of marriage. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, George L. Shunk Jr. and wife Karen, and Richard A. Shunk and wife Sharon, all of San Antonio, and William A. Shunk and wife Judy, Lawrence; a daughter, Beverly A. Sisk, Krum, Texas; and 34 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.