Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Ina Maude Shanks

December 27, 1933March 25, 2020

Ina M. Shanks (Maudie) departed from this Earthly world and entered into God’s loving arms on March 25, 2020 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of James F. Shanks who proceeded her in death on January 21, 2020. They were married for 69 years. She was also proceeded in death by her parents, Heber and Florence Cherry, and her siblings Beulah Irene Kurrelmeyer, Heber Leroy Cherry, Annetta Mae Boring, Merle Franklin Cherry, James Theadore Cherry, and Paul Edward Cherry. Maudie is survived by her loving children Cherry (Mark) Peterson, Bruce (Mary) Shanks, Robin (David) Buchanan, Mikal (Tammie) Shanks, Tonya (Don) Mashue.

She dearly loved her grandchildren Zachary (Madiha) Peterson, Lloyd James (Katie) Peterson, Christy (Jon) Oliphant, Barbara (Cory) Kriener, Jacob (Megan) Shanks, Erin (Bill) Berriman, Corey (Momoka) Williamson, Daniel Henrikson, Elizabeth (Katie) Henrikson, Kaleb Buchanan, Samantha (Andrew) Serum, Jeremy Shanks, Paul (Megan) Shanks, Cherry Mashue, Katie (Mike) Presley, Haley (Braylyn) Cotter-Mashue, Jamie Mashue. Maudie was great-grandmother to 24 great grandchildren.

Maudie graduated from Lincoln Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught preschool for many years. She owned Stepping Stones Child Care Center from 1991 to 2001 and truly loved this vocation.

Maudie loved music and was a member of the Fellowship Quartet for many years. She and Jim served churches in Michigan and Illinois over a 60 year ministry. Her love for family and others was an integral part of her being.

A celebration of Maudie’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Eagle Ridge Church of God, Midland, Michigan.


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Barb and Tom St.John

March 26, 2020

Dear Ones,
Maudie and Jim hold a special place in our hearts. They were so kind to my mother and meant the world to her. Even way out here in Colorado I have no trouble bringing their faces clear and focused to my eyes. Many memories and pictures of them are in my mom's albums. Some are from the old days of Salt and Light at East Ashman Church. What a precious gift they have left us all because we know without any doubt that they are together in the arms of God. They left this world a better place through their ministry and their wonderful family. In spirit we embrace you all and want you to know we love you all and will always remember you . You are in our prayers as we join you as you grieve this very big loss May God's presence comfort you. Love, Tom and Barb St.John

Larry Porter

March 26, 2020

Remember Jin and his Wife and they were interns at Edward church again a very religious man he believed in God and he made you feel at home thank you both interview relatives and loved ones I wish you I'm for Jesus the only one I need is Jesus

Tina Crossfield

March 26, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of the family at this sad time. Our hearts are with you.

Karyn Courter

March 26, 2020

Thank you for your caring for my daughter, Amanda ( Courter) Wojocinski all those years ago. She ALWAYS enjoyed her days there, and you and Tonya always made her feel welcomed and loved. God grant you His grace and love as you enter his kingdom for a well deserved rest. You will always have a place in our hearts. Peace.

Lori McKenzie

March 25, 2020

Aunt Maudie was my second mom. Her smile could light up a room and make everything ok. When she loved, she loved with her whole heart, and we all loved her back with our whole hearts. Her sweetness (with a little orneriness mixed in from time to time) made my day brighter whenever I got to be with her. She will be missed so much by all who love her. Rest in peace, Aunt Maudie!

Patsy Raymond

March 25, 2020

My mom, Gladys Gallihugh, loved Maudie and Pastor Shanks! Now the three of them are in heaven, and enjoying every moment! Praise the Lord!

Becky King

March 25, 2020

Aunt Maudie..I love you always. I love that we shared our birthday (Dec 27). I loved your feistiness. My mom always told me I had your eyes when mad because fire would shoot out!! Forever in my heart. —Becky

Tom and Kathy Schaefer

March 25, 2020

Was sad to hear about Maude but she's up in heaven with Jim and the good Lord!! Always loved to hear her sing she had a beautiful voice and was so kind and thoughtful..enjoyed the many years she was at Floyd Church with Pastor Jim..prayers to ALL the FAMILY..in loving memory💞💞the Schaefers