ROCKFORD – Betty Jane Monroe, 81, of Rockford, Ill., died Friday, March 14, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.
Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Claude and Mildred (Daniels) Doty, Betty married James Monroe.
Betty retired from Lucent Technologies after 38 years.
She is survived by her brother, Claude (Bonnie) Doty of Kingston; sister, Maryanne (Richard) Knur of Coral Gables, Fla.; and four nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a nephew.
The funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at St. Catherine of Genoa Catholic Church, 340 Stott St., Genoa, with the Rev. Don Ahles celebrating. Burial will be at St. Catherine Cemetery, Genoa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Betty Jane Monroe Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.