CARLISLE — Mary F. Monroe, 78, of Carlisle, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at Miller’s Merry Manor. She was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Sullivan County, to Bert Pope and Nellie Curry Pope. She was a member of Sullivan Order of Eastern Star, formerly Carlisle, and attended Shaker Prairie Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Rex Monroe, in 2003; one brother, Cecil Pope; and two sisters, Mildred Trinks, and Catherine Arnold.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Duane Monroe (Karen), and David Joe Monroe (Sue), all of Carlisle; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Sommers (Ron) of Kokomo; one brother, Russell Pope of Martinsville, seven grandchildren, Chris and Corey Monroe, Jamie Clouse, Jeremy, Eric, Travis, and Shawn Monroe; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Morgan, Matthew, Hannah, Colton, and Chloe.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009, at Banks and Brust Funeral Home, in Sullivan, with the Rev. Harold Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with OES services at 7 p.m.

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