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Friday, March 28, 2014

Dolores D. Monroe, 85, of Ceres, PA

Dolores D. Monroe 
“beloved wife, mother and sister”

Dolores D. Monroe, 85, of Ceres, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, from injuries sustained in a fall at her home on Thursday.

Born November 27, 1928 in Smethport, she was a daughter of Leighton C. and Wilma D. Haynes Mix. On August 20, 1950 in the Ceres United Methodist Church, she married Donald C. Monroe, who survives.

Dolores was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1946 and a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College in Buffalo with a degree in business.

For her entire working career, Dolores was a self-employed tax accountant and bookkeeper in Olean, NY.
Mrs. Monroe was a member of the Ceres United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities which included Sunday school teacher and church auditor. 

She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Dwight A. Monroe of Chicago, Illinois; two grandchildren, Joshua (Tracy) Monroe and Jennifer (Andy) Carlson; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley E. (Kevin) Macdonald of St. Augustine, Florida and Barbara (Thomas) Splain of East Aurora, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Monroe was predeceased by her parents.

In keeping with Dolores’ wishes, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the Ceres United Methodist Church with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 9289 School Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

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