Jane Miller Monroe
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SALISBURY - Jane Miller Monroe, 70, of Salisbury passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at her residence. She had been in declining health for 2 years and seriously ill for the past several months.
Born March 29, 1934 in Rowan County she was the daughter of the late Eloise Brown Miller and Harry W. Miller.
Mrs. Monroe attended Woodleaf High School and she and her husband Tom, owned and operated Obenchains Garden Center in Roanoke, Va., before retiring to Salisbury. In earlier years, she had served as the hostess for the Rotary Club of Salisbury and the First United Methodist Church of Salisbury.
She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury where she helped in the kitchen as a volunteer and was a member of the Summa Petenda Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother James Robert Miller.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, S. Thomas (Tom) Monroe whom she married March 21, 1976; sons, Gary Powers (Tam) of Salisbury and Jeff Powers (Sandy) of China Grove; step-sons, Tommy Monroe (Vicki) of Charlotte and Gary Monroe of Salisbury; sisters, Annette Morgan (Jesse) of Salisbury and Peggy Rothrock (Sam) of Lake Okeechoobee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service: Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lance, minister of the First Baptist Church of Salisbury officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation:The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Summersett Funeral Home.
Memorials: First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., Salisbury, NC 28144 and Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care. 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Monroe family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Monroe's family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bill Thompson, the staff of Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care and to her special friends who supported her throughout her illness.
Published in Salisbury Post on July 7, 2013