Shirley Robinson Lamb, 82, left this world to be with her Lord in Heaven on April 23, 2017. Born on her parent’s farm near Guthrie Center, IA on March 27, 1935, Shirley’s life and ministry affected people around the world. She saw value in everyone she met, and left them believing they were valuable and precious to her and to God. Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert D. Lamb, of Marionville, MO; daughter, Linda French and her husband, Bill of Bixby, OK; son, David Lamb and his wife, Marcy of Colleyville, TX, son, James Lamb of Dallas, TX; and five grandchildren.
Shirley and Bob, her husband of 59 years, met at Simpson College in Indianola, IA, where Shirley was studying both Piano and Music Education. She was voted President of her sorority two years in a row and won Campus Beauty Queen her senior year. After they married, Bob's employment opportunities took them to Michigan, Arizona, Iowa, and Salisbury, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), before moving to Tulsa in 1976, where they lived for 29 years. They retired to Forsyth, Missouri in 2005 then moved Marionville, Missouri in 2015.
In 1988 Shirley received her Master’s Degree in Church Music from Oral Roberts University. She published two books and several music albums. She founded Shirley Lamb Ministries, which took her around the world as a pianist, vocalist and speaker.
Shirley’s favorite roles were wife, mother and grandmother. Her beautiful smile and outgoing personality helped her make friends everywhere she went. She and Bob loved to travel, camp, hike, and spend time with family and friends. We all will miss Shirley, Mom and Grandma.
Friends are invited to leave a note for the family at www.ninde.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Shirley’s memory to Taneyville Community Church, Box 151, Taneyville, MO 65759.
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