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Services Thursday for Thelma L. Monroe

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Thelma L. Monroe, age 93 of Valparaiso, formerly of Moline, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

She was born April 9, 1924, in Shelbina, MO, to the late James and Katie Lee (Purdy) Timbrook.

Thelma was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Moline, IL, and attended Real Life Community Church in Portage and Valparaiso Nazarene Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Christian Women’s Luncheon. Thelma enjoyed taking care of her family and especially looked forward to her weekly dinners and shopping outings with her daughters. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who will be deeply missed.

On November 19, 1949, in Folkston, GA, Thelma married Ellsworth Monroe, who preceded her in death in 2010.

She is survived by their children: Barry Monroe of Chesterton, Allen (Roberta) Monroe of St. Louis, MO, Nancy (Jeff) Nixon of Munster, Beverly Monroe of Valparaiso, Chris Monroe of Munster; grandchildren: Jennifer Monroe, Brad Monroe, Justin Monroe, Jason Monroe, Julie Settle, Joshua Kaminski, Seth Kaminski; great-grandchildren: Allison, Jack, Natalie, Lindsey, and Ryan.

Thelma was preceded in death by her siblings: Hazel Ross, Elsie Lear, and Zelma Hulett.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Rev. John Mongerson officiating, with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


Posted 9/11/2017




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