Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Shirley Bunker, 86, Wayland


Shirley Bunker, 86, of Wayland, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. 

She was born October 6, 1936 Alexandria, MO the daughter of Jacob and Luella Phillips Tucker.  

On February 23, 1957 she was united in marriage to Carl Bunker in Kahoka, MO.  He survives. 

Other survivors include two sons, David (Sherry) Bunker of Wayland, MO and Dwayne Bunker of Kahoka, MO, two grandsons, Jake (Rachel) Bunker of Montrose, IA and Josh Bunker of Belton, MO, one step-granddaughter, Shana (Damon) Bollin of Kahoka, MO, two sisters-in-law, Martha Kinkeade of Wayland, MO and Karen Tucker of Burlington, IA, one brother-in-law, Ivan Bunker (Lois) of Weaver, IA, one great-granddaughter, Everly Bunker of Montrose, IA, three step-great-grandchildren, Dylan McGhghy, Shelby McCall and Drake Bollin, one step-great-granddaughter, Elinor Dawson and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, Isaac and Martha Bunker, one brother, Jack Tucker, brother and sister-in-law, James (Dorthy) Bunker, Wanda (Lawrence) Kinkeade, infant great-grandson, Baby Bunker, step-grandson, Devin Strickler, five nephews and three step-nephews. 

Shirley had been employed by Drydens in Keokuk, IA, as a cook at the Argyle School in Argyle, IA and at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, MO for almost twenty years.  

She became a Christian at the age of thirteen and was baptized soon after.  She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Wayland.  At her death she was the oldest living member.  She had faith in her God that he would guide her through all things.  

Shirley loved gardening, cooking, baking, watching Family Feud and sitting outside with Carl.  In her younger years, she enjoyed camping, but most of all, Shirley treasured the time she spent with her family.  She also loved her elected position as a Wayland City Council member, which she served on for many years.  

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church in Wayland with Pastor Dan Deatrick officiating.  Burial will be held in the Frazee Cemetery.  

Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with family meeting with friends at that time. 

Memorials may be made to the Frazee Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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