James Monnin (1928 - 2016)

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XENIA — James S. Monnin, 88, of Xenia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in his residence, Hillside Assisted Living, where he resided for the past two years.

He was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Russia, Ohio, to the late Leo and Marie Monnin. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, whom he married Sept. 30, 1950; brothers, Barney Monnin, Joe Monnin and Bede Monnin; and sister, Teresa Monnin. James is survived by his 12 children, five sons and daughters-in-law, Greg Monnin, of Indianapolis, Melvin and Kathy Monnin, of Russia, Arthur and Stephanie Monnin, of Xenia, Vince and Deanna Monnin, of Arcanum, and Charles and Stacey Monnin, of Westerville, and seven daughters and sons-in–law, Sharon and Joe Morgan, of Xenia, Diane Devoe, of Xenia, Rita and Gordon Miller, of Xenia, Donna and Carl Wheatcraft, of Jamestown, Elaine and Kent Seibel, of Xenia, Julia and Dan Hawker, of Xenia and Bonnie and Shawn Bradley, of Xenia; 36 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers, Guy Monnin, Mark Monnin, Raymond Monnin, Leon Monnin, Clem Monnin; sisters, Ursula Pierron, Rosy Lachat, Lucy Oen, Dorothy Hathaway.

James was a member of Emmanuel Catholic Church, where he volunteered his services for more than 30 years; K of C member, where he served as financial secretary for 10 years; American Legion member; St. Vincent DePaul, where he served as treasurer for 10 years. James served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 and was a Korean War veteran. He retired from Super Value after 27 years.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at the Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., in the Emmanuel's Catholic Church in Dayton. Interment will follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens in Xenia. Condolences can be expressed to the family at

Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel
3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd | Dayton, OH 45432 | (937) 427-1361
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