Betty S. Monke

Born: Thu., Jan. 31, 1924
Died: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Location: Zion Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Location: Zion Lutheran Church

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Betty S. Monke, 93, of Litchfield, IL, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:03 P.M. at the Carlinville Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center in Carlinville, IL.

She was born on January 31, 1924, in Litchfield, IL, the daughter of Chester and Lucille (Owens) Sullivan.

Betty married Frederick A. Monke on March 22 1942, in Long Beach, CA. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1982.

Betty was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, IL and Montgomery County Farm Bureau. 

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and farm wife. She was a great cook, and she loved to knit and crochet. She loved flowers and plants and enjoyed annual fishing trips to Minnesota. Betty also enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends.

Betty is survived by:

Daughter, Nancy Travis of Springfield, IL; Son, James (Wanda) Monke of Litchfield, IL; Grandchildren, Jamie (Robert) Street of Valpo, IN, Brent (Kim) Monke of Litchfield, IL; Great-grandchildren, Emily Street, Abby Street, Olivia Street, Joseph Street, Lauren Monke, Addison  Monke, Dillon & Alyssa Monke.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Tom, and grandson, Todd Monke.


                             Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, IL. Pastor Fred Kraemer will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 until service time at the church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. The family suggest memorial contributions be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.

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Carolyn (Flitz) Boente
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

   Posted Mon October 30, 2017

Amy & Nick Aldape (Denver)
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Remembering Betty with many loving & fond memories. She was a very special person, so loving, kind & thoughtful to everyone she met. Please accept our most heartfelt condolence. She will be forever in our hearts.

Hal Simpson
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Nancy, Jim, Wanda, Jamie, Robert, and extended families, may God’s peace continue to comfort and surround you with strength, hope and love ❤️

Denny & Roberta Roberts
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Betty was a good wife, a good mother and a great person. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Marvin and Linda Volentine
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
We are so sorry to read of your loss of Betty. Our prayers are with your familys

Janet Jarman Conner
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
To the Monke Family my deepest sympathy to you and your family...Prayers and God Bless Janet Jarman Conner

Mark & Angela Bouillon (Las Vegas, NV)
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Jim & Family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

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