Ruth Eileene Monroe

Services for Ruth Eileene Monroe, 88, of Epps were held Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel in Rayville with Rev. Bobby Arnold officiating.

Burial followed at Newton Cemetery.

Mrs. Monroe was born on January 10, 1920 in Desdemona, TX, and grew up in West Salem, OH. She passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2008 in Rayville.

Mrs. Monroe was a member of Hegwood Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing and cooking. She loved her family very much and had a special place in her heart for her sons-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret Neiswinter; son-in-law, Tommy Morrison; and sister, Maxine Pickering.

Survivors include husband, Hildred Phillip “Red� Monroe of Epps, LA.; 2-children, Rebecca Sue Morrison of Swartz, LA. and Debbie Dilmore and husband, Ronnie of Archibald, LA.; 5-grandchildren, Lydia Morrison, Cassie Morrison, Joshua Dilmore,

Jeremy Dilmore, and Chelse Dilmore; 2-sisters, Mildred Dreibelbis of Wooster, OH. and June Newcomer of Ashland, OH. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dean Newcomer, Howard Newcomer, Lauren Monroe, Milford Monroe, David Brock and Donald Myers.

The Grandchildren are serving as Honorary Pallbearers along with Gary Newcomer, Bobby Myers, and Blanchard Monroe.

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