CERES, Pa. - Dolores D. Monroe, 85, of Ceres passed away on Thursday (March 27, 2014) at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, N.Y., from injuries sustained in a fall at her home.
Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Smethport, she was a daughter of Leighton C. and Wilma D. Haynes Mix. On Aug. 20, 1950, in the Ceres
United Methodist Church, she married Donald C. Monroe, who survives.
Dolores was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1946 and a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College in Buffalo, with a degree in business.
For her entire career, Dolores was a self-employed tax accountant and bookkeeper in Olean, N.Y.
Mrs. Monroe was a member of the Ceres United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities which included Sunday school teacher and church auditor.
She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Dwight A. Monroe of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren, Joshua (Tracy) Monroe and
Jennifer (Andy) Carlson; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley E. (Kevin) Macdonald of St. Augustine, Fla., and Barbara (Thomas) Splain of East Aurora, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Monroe was predeceased by her parents.
In keeping with Dolores' wishes, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday (March 30, 2014) in the Ceres United Methodist Church with the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 9289 School St., Shinglehouse, PA, 16748.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dolores, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.