James H. Monroe
June 14, 1926 - June 12, 2021
Wichita, Kansas - James H. Monroe, age 94, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. James was born in Highland Park, Illinois on June 14, 1926 to Paul B. and Caroline Monroe. He was the third of seven children. Jim was a Combat-Wounded World War II United States Marine Corps Veteran, and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the battle of Saipan. After the war he served as a railway mail clerk for the USPS from 1951-1969. During his time at the Post Office he continued to work a large variety of side jobs. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Monroe, older sister Caroline Cronan, younger brother John Monroe and two grandchildren. Survived by his current wife Betty Monroe, eleven children: James Monroe, Donald Monroe, Teresa (Monroe) Boyack, Marian (Monroe) Roberts, Mark Monroe, Kevin Monroe, Mary (Huffman) Crouse, Marvin Huffman, Andrea (Huffman) Wagner, Jody (Huffman) Wagner, Paul Huffman, 39 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by his older brother Paul B. Monroe II; sisters Virginia (Monroe) Schutz, Julett (Monroe) Broadnax, Martha (Monroe) Hughes, and sister-in-law Tommie (Duncan) Monroe. A recitation of the Rosary will be held Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 149 S. Millwood, Wichita, Kansas 67213. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Graveside Service will be held at 1:30pm at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newton, Kansas. Memorial contributions can be made to Gary Sinise Foundation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Devorssflanaganhunt.com
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Published by Wichita Eagle from Jun. 18 to Jun. 20, 2021.