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Shirley Munzenmaier Chaplin

April 22, 1932 — May 24, 2024

Shirley Munzenmaier Chaplin

Shirley Munzenmaier (Monk) Chaplin of Charleston, SC, age 92, passed away on May 24, 2024 after an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents and many relatives and friends.

Shirley was born in Charleston, SC on April 22, 1932, the first child of the late Katherine J. Munzenmaier and John L. (Blue Jay) Munzenmaier. She is survived by her brother John  L. Munzenmaier Jr. (Bonnie)

She graduated from Chicora High School in 1951 where she played and excelled at every sport, especially softball and basketball. Before high school she excelled at playground sports.

She met her future husband, Stephen C. (Bump) Chaplin at Folly Beach where they were introduced by his cousin. He was serving in the US Navy and was home on leave. She waited for him to be discharged from the Navy and they were married in 1953. They were blessed with two children, Terrie Self (Larry) and Stephen Chaplin (Sherri).

Shirley and Steve lived in North Charleston, SC their entire married life and continued being involved in ladies softball and coaching junior girls softball.

After Steve's passing in 2019, Shirley moved to her daughter's home and finally to an assisted living facility. 

They were blessed with three grandchildren, Stephanie Newsome (Jay) of Hartsville, SC, Stephen L. Chaplin, Jr. (Sarah) of Dunwoody, GA, and Matthew Chaplin (Cassie) of Charleston, SC. There are also great grandchildren, Allison Newsome of Hartsville, SC, Lettie Chaplin of Dunwoody, GA, and the newest additions identical twin grandsons Gus and Miles Chaplin of Dunwoody, GA. 

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 30, 2024, at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC, at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Pastor Larry Floyd will be officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Wren Hospice for their care and comfort during the past several months. Also thanks to the staff at Quality Residential Care for their kindness and love for Shirley.

In lieu of flowers donations to Charleston Animal Society would be appreciated. 

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