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Betty Louise (McGuigan) Shunk

December 26, 1920 — July 5, 2021

Betty Louise Shunk, 100, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Parkland Memory Care.

Betty was born on December 26, 1920 in La Porte, IN, to Roy S. and Mabel C. (Magnuson) McGuigan.

On November 24, 1939, she married Floyd O. Shunk who preceded her in death on May 19, 1985.

Betty was an only child with no children, but surviving Betty are 4 generations of nieces and nephews.

Betty was a bookkeeper for many years at S.S. Kresge. She enjoyed going to church, attending family gatherings, and supporting generations of nieces and nephews at youth sports games and recitals. When her brother-in-law, Frank Shunk, lost his wife, he and Betty became companions for 16 years living in La Porte in the summer and Arizona in the winter near Frank's son Dan, daughter-in-law Gail, and their 5 children, spouses and 10 grandchildren. Betty enjoyed being in Arizona, enjoying T-ball games, soccer games, one ice hockey game, countless recitals and many birthdays. She got her first passport to visit Dan and Gail when they lived in Ireland in 2003. In 2010, Betty moved permanently to Arizona, continuing her love of supporting the next generation of kids in their activities.

We will miss the Bingo queen, her smiling face, and our surrogate grandma.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Door Village Cemetery with Pastor Sam Polito officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Floyd O. and Betty L. Shunk Scholarship at Unity Foundation of La Porte County, 422 Franklin Street, Suite C, Michigan City, IN  46360.

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Door Village Cemetery, La Porte

3515 West Joliet Road
La Porte, IN 46350

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