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Shirley Monk

December 23, 2007

Shirley Louise Monk, 89, of Washington, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, in her residence at Strabane Woods, where she had lived for the past five and a half years.

She was born January 16, 1918, in Luzerne, a daughter of William and Bertha Austin Hawke.

Mrs. Monk graduated from Luzerne High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. She was a homemaker and had once worked as a bookkeeper at Okonite Company.

Mrs. Monk enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards, gardening, cooking, playing bingo at Strabane Woods, and spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

On March 25, 1948, she married Clifford L. Monk, who died in March 2002. They were united in marriage by her brother, Rev. Russell Hawke.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherrill (John) Ripley, of Avella; three grandchildren, Bart (Bekah) Ripley, Amber Ripley and Nick Ripley; a great-grandchild, Alexandra Ripley; and a nephew, Earl “Bob” Monk.

Deceased are brothers, Herbert, Willard, and Rev. Russell Hawke; and a sister, Audrey Mason.

Friends will be received 5 to 7 p.m., the hour of service, Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown at 11 a.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 East Main Street, West Middletown PA 15379, or to Albert Gallatin Hospice, 275 Meadowlands Boulevard, Washington PA 15301.

Additional information and guestbook are available online at www.NealFuneralHome.com.

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