In Loving Memory

Betty Sue (Edwards) Monk Shiflett

Betty Sue (Edwards) Monk Shiflett
August 23, 1928
January 17, 2018
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Betty Sue Monk Shiflett, 89, of Brenham, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2018.

For those who wish to pay their respects, Betty will lie in state at Brenham Memorial Chapel from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Visitation with the family will be in the chapel of Brenham Memorial Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Interment will follow immediately at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Pastors Billy Sutherland and Larry Embry of Calvary Baptist Church of Brenham will officiate.

Betty was born on August 23, 1928, in McAlister, Oklahoma, to parents Clyde and Zelma Edwards. Her early years were spent in Robstown, Texas, and her parents later came to Houston. While living in Houston, she attended Jeff Davis High School. She worked at a jewelry store. Betty enjoyed telling about the time that Hank Williams came to the jewelry store and tried to ask her out on a date.

Betty’s first marriage was to Harlow “Pete” Monk II in 1946. They made their home in Houston, where they raised their children Harlow III “Chip” and Glenda. Betty and Pete enjoyed 29 years together prior to his passing in 1976. Betty married Willie H. “Cooney” Shiflett in 1980. Her family grew with the addition of Cooney’s children, Tommy, Loy Ann, Rose, and Elizabeth. Although Cooney passed in 2009, Betty remained a loving and dedicated mother to their blended family. Her family was her whole world, and she cherished each one of them.

Betty was a great cook and looked forward to having everyone around the table and feeding them a home cooked meal. Betty enjoyed her time as a display decorator at Kaplan’s Ben-Hur, as it gave her creativity a chance to shine. She also worked for her brothers as a secretary. She was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she achieved the title of Worthy Matron. She was a lifetime member of PTA. She was a Cub Scout leader, and a Girl Scout leader. She was always proud of the fact that she had the same group of girl scouts from the time they were Brownies all the way until they became Senior Scouts. Betty was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. Betty loved God, loved people, and was a sweet, caring person.

Betty is survived by children, Harlow L. Monk III “Chip” (Janine) of Spring TX, Glenda Hahn (Robert) of Brenham TX, Tommy Shiflett (Marilyn) of Sachse TX, Rose Shiflett of Safety Harbor FL, Elizabeth Moeller (Ron) of Tarpon Springs FL; grandsons, Brandon Shiflett, Tommy Shiflett Jr. (Brandi), Jarrod Shiflett, Nils Shiflett (Cori), Dustin Lombardi, Harlow Monk IV, Chad Monk (Dava), Chris Monk (Piper), Jeffrey Merz (Anna Lane), Jason Hahn; granddaughters, Tammy Tallent (Steve), Kelly Howell, Kristin Hahn (Justin White), Kari Goerlitz (Roger), Courtney Benson (Brandon) Shelley Armstrong (Larry), Marty Schiller (Tracy), Marcy Zapalac, Ashley Briones (Jesus), Tracey Warner (Dave); great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Zelma Edwards; loving husbands, Harlow “Pete” Monk II and Willie H. “Cooney” Shiflett; step-daughter, Loy Ann Zapalac; and brothers, Don Edwards and Billy Clyde Edwards.

Betty’s pallbearers will be her grandsons.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, who gave such loving care to Betty in her final days.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at