Shirley Claybough, age 82, and a life-long resident of Monett, MO, passed away at her home on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 following an extended illness. Shirley was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Monett and was the daughter of John Banks and Ida (Lautaret) Banks.
Shirley graduated as valedictorian of her class at Monett High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University and a master's degree from Missouri State University.
|Shirley devoted her career to education, first serving the Monett School System as secretary to the Superintendent of Schools and the Monett School Board and then as a teacher at the high school and elementary school levels.||Shirley was a member of the Monett First Baptist Church, the Cox-Monett Hospital Auxiliary where she served as treasurer and belonged to the Missouri Retired Teacher's Association. She was a loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and an avid quilter.|
Shirley Banks and Norman Claybough were married on Dec. 24, 1946 in Springfield, MO. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1991. Survivors include two sons: John Claybough, and his wife, Cheryl, of Nokesville, VA and Ron Claybough, and his wife Connie, of Springfield, MO; one daughter: Karen Kirch and her husband, Peter, of Monett; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
|Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Monett. Dr. Bill Cox will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Monett.||The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 until 7 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Cox-Monett Hospital Auxiliary.||Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.|