Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Shirley Ann Monroe was born May 22, 1948 in Mangum, OK. She passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at the Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City, Ok at the age of 72. Shirley grew up in the Baptist Children’s Home in Oklahoma City until she moved to Malakoff, TX. She graduated from Malakoff High School and worked at the skating rink where she met the love of her life, Ronnie Monroe. Shirley married Ronnie on May 27, 1966 in Toole, Tx. The oilfield brought them to Oklahoma in 1972. Shirley began as a student worker at SWOSU in 1986. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1990. She worked as secretary to the Registrar at SWOSU for 25 years, retiring in 2011. Shirley had strong family values; she always had the right words whether it was to motivate or encourage or bring a calming voice and that extended to her community as well. She was a town prayer warrior that people would call when there was a need. She loved following her grandchildren’s activities. She loved to read, garden, attending Thunder ball games with Donna & Don, and fishing for the biggest fish. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Geary, OK and taught Sunday School as well as cleaned and anything else that was needed, including babysitting for teacher’s kids in Geary.