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Mary Elizabeth Monson
Mary Elizabeth MonsonCrossMary Elizabeth (Davis) Monson, 92, died Sunday morning, August 24, 2008 at Hillside Country Living, Bryan, Ohio.

Born November 1, 1915, to Walter H. and Vesta (Parish) Davis in rural Jackson Township near Richwood, Ohio.

She was predeceased in death by her husband, Merrit Monson; her parents, Walter H. and Vesta Davis; her sister Ruth (Davis) Giffin, and her brother Blake Davis.

Survivors include her loving daughters, Bettie Finken, Bryan, OH;  and June (Jerry) Boyd, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Four grandchildren, Tami Roushia, Bryan, OH; Jill (Shane) Roughley, Ft. Smith, Arkansas;  Julie Boyd, Black Mountain, North Carolina;  Jeff (Keri) Boyd, Springdale, Arkansas;  six great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Elizabeth Roushia, Tyler Merrit Roushia, Andrew Jarret Roughley, Lauren Alaine Roughley, Caroline Ashby Boyd and Carlee Elizabeth Boyd.

Elizabeth attended Wiley School from 1st through 3rd grade then to Essex-Jackson Rural School for grades 4 through 11.  Her senior year was at Richwood H.S.  She graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada, OH with a 2 year teaching degree.  She taught first grade 3 years at Peoria School.

In 1938, she married Merrit Monson.  After their marriage, they lived in Vanlue, OH.  Elizabeth was a fulltime homemaker enjoying sewing and embroidery.  In 1946, they bought a farm near Richwood.  Elizabeth helped with the farming and had a big garden.

Elizabeth enjoyed traveling with her parents during her teen years.  She and Merrit vacationed each summer in Northern Minnesota.  She enjoyed journaling, giving monologues and making scrapbooks and photo albums.  She and Merrit spent many winters in Haines City, Florida.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, August 29 at 11:00am at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery, minister will be the Rev. Larry Snavely.  Friends may call Thursday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Rush Creek (Essex) United Methodist Church, 32697 State Rt. 37, Richwood, OH  43344.
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#1 from: Ruth Wasserbeck Anderson
Green Camp, Ohio
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:06 PM

To the family of Mary Elizabeth Monson:  
God is always near and He will be with you during the time of your loss.  
With Deepest Sympathy
Love & May God Bless
Ruth Anderson & Family

#2 from: Debbie Wyse
West Unity Ohio
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:55 PM

I would like to express my sympathy to Bettie and family.
I helped take care of Mary at the Hillside Nursing home. She was a wonderful lady she loved talking about her family. Also she told stories and proudly showed pictures of the loved ones in her life. Your family  was very Blessed to have a mother and grandma like Mary.
You are in my prayers and thoughts.
 I will miss her gentle spirit.
                                Love an prayers
                                Debbie Wyse
                               West Unity, Ohio

#3 from: Peggy (Bevis) Jamison
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Dear Betty & June, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I always remember her as a special lady. We lost our mother last week, so we pray for your peace and comfort at this time.
                   In Christ's Love,
                   Peggy Bevis Jamison

#4 from: Linda Martin
Toledo, OH
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Betty and June,

I know how difficult this time is for you and I know the Lord will help you and your family through it.

I remember driving your Mom and Dad to and from Florida and the good conversations we had. They were a special Aunt and Uncle!


#5 from: Jack & Mary Jo Bevis Smith
Richwood, OH
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Bettie and June, We send our condolences to you and your families. I remember your Mother's gentleness and happy spirit. God Bless.

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