Shirley M. Mynatt

December 16, 1943August 7, 2019

Shirley Marie Mynatt, born December 16, 1943, passed away on August 7, 2019, after a brief illness.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Walter Glen Mynatt; her two sons, Kevin Glen and his wife, Amy Marie and Dr. Michael Lawrence and his wife, Leslie Diane; and their two daughters, Haley Elizabeth and Lauren Hope.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bessie M. and Oscar W. Raine.

Shirley and Walt lived fifty-eight years together in a happy, blessed marriage, having married December 29, 1961. Shirley worked for most of her career at Midwestern Seminary, and devoted her free time to attending the many events, concerts, plays, musicals and games in which her two sons participated. She also worked with hundreds of young men and women in the youth groups at the two churches they attended, Northgate Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, North Kansas City. Shirley and Walt also spent years working as clowns with the outreach ministry at both First Baptist, NKC, and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests, contributions be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 500 Alberta Street, Enterprise, AL 36330, where Michael is the Senior Pastor. (


  • Oscar William Raine, Father (deceased)
  • Bessie Musette Browning, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter Glen Mynatt, Husband
  • Kevin Glen (Amy Marie) Mynatt, Son
  • Dr. Michael Lawrence (Leslie Diane) Mynatt, Son
  • Haley Elizabeth Mynatt, Granddaughter
  • Lauren Hope Mynatt, Granddaughter

  • Russ Lewis
  • Tucker Ross
  • Dru Shiner
  • Glenn Lewis
  • Jamie Baker
  • Michael Mynatt
  • Kevin Mynatt


  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019


Shirley M. Mynatt

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kathy Schram

August 11, 2019

So sorry and sad to hear this! have know Shirley and Walt and the boys for a lot of years they are wonderful people! We were neighbors for several years and I did Shirley's hair and also cut walt's for many years! we all shared so much good times sad times and lots in between sure miss her and our weekly visits while getting her hair done!! John and I are keeping Walt and the boys and their family in our thoughts and prayers she is loved and will be truly missed by all who knew her!! Kathy and John Schram

Karen Haines

August 10, 2019

I “met” Shirley about 21 years ago through an online support group for fibromyalgia and we quickly became friends. Though we were never blessed to see each other in person that didn’t slow our friendship down. We made up for it by spending hours on the phone talking. We always reached out to each other when we had good news or bad, oftentimes though there didn’t need to be a reason. We both knew our conversations would always end with a laugh. Shirley and I also enjoyed watching television together, Dancing With The Stars was our favorite. My heart aches and I’m going to miss my dear friend but I know we will see each other one day. To Walt and all of your family, I am so very sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers. God Bless You!