Elizabeth Monroe, 77

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Monroe, 77, of Wabash, died at 3:55 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her home. 

She was born Dec. 11, 1941, in Newark, N.J., to Thomas Brown and Catherine (Winkelman) Brown.

Betty first married Edward John Kramer in Elkton, Md., on March 17, 1957; he died June 3, 1996. She then married Doner R. Monroe on Sept. 25, 1999. She worked at the Junction Food Market in Lagro 10 years, and also worked at Village Pantry in Wabash 10 years. Betty attended the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash. She enjoyed doing crafts, fishing, home decorating, playing board games, shopping, and dancing, and danced on “American Bandstand.” She especially loved her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Doner R. Monroe of Wabash; seven children, Debra (Leo) Clemons and Elizabeth "Liz" (Orville) Monroe, both of Wabash, Thomas (Fran) Kramer of Croydon, Pa., Kathy (Axel) Sundling of Fort Wayne, and Edward (Joann) Kramer, Audrey (Jay) Lynn, and Jessie (Joyce) Monroe, all of Wabash; 23 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, and her great-granddaughter, Jaylynn Mujica.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-5pm Sunday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jun 21