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Jane Strayer Monroe

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Monroe Jane Strayer Monroe, age 69, of New Brighton, MN. Passed away on May 24, 2017 following a long illness. Jane was an exceptional woman, loved by all, who lit up any room she entered. Jane was born in Ironton, Ohio where she graduated from Ironton High School. Jane received her B.A. from Ohio University and then obtained a MBA from Xavier University. She spent a majority of her working career in Columbus, Ohio. Jane was an accomplished business person who spent over 30 years working for multinational conglomerates. Her work took her all over the world in a career that included corporate risk management, self-insurance for international corporations,executive training, outplacement and sales. Among her many achievements, Jane was the first woman to make a corporate presentation to Lloyd's of London while working at Columbus, Ohio based Borden, Inc. After moving to Minnesota, Jane became active in Rescue a Golden of Minnesota. With her husband, she raised, fostered and cared for many golden retrievers who had a better life because of her love for them. Jane and Jim first met in 1971, then found each other again in 1989. They were together for 27 years, married for 24 of them. Theirs was a relationship built on love, dedication and mutual respect. Jane was preceded in death by her parents Maurice and "Bonnie" Strayer and sister Mary Jo Strayer. Survived by loving husband, Jim; her "bonus" children, daughter, Melissa, grandchildren, Tylar and Braydan of Thornville, OH; son, Ric (Jennifer), grandchildren, Mason, Landon and Lucy of Cinncinnati, OH; daughter, Ashleigh of Columbus, OH; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Geraold) King, Cathy (Tony) Pello; nieces, Traci Bentine Richardson, Kristina Winowich and their families. Jim wants to thank the staff at Pillars Hospice for their wonderful care of Jane. Celebrations of her life will be scheduled for Minnesota and Columbus, Ohio at future dates. Jane will be interred at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio. Memorials in her honor are preferred to Pillars Hospice, 6025 Upper 35th Street N, Oakdale, MN 55128 and Rescue A Golden of Minnesota, 5800 Baker Road, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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