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Dolores D. Monroe

Dolores D. Monroe       “beloved wife, mother and sister”

CERES, PA---Dolores D. Monroe, 85, of Ceres, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, from injuries sustained in a fall at her home on Thursday.
     Born November 27, 1928 in Smethport, she was a daughter of Leighton C. and Wilma D. Haynes Mix.  On August 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 working career, Dolores was a self-employed tax accountant and bookkeeper in Olean, NY.
      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, Illinois; two grandchildren, Joshua (Tracy) Monroe and Jennifer (Andy) Carlson; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley E. (Kevin) Macdonald of St. Augustine, Florida and Barbara (Thomas) Splain of East Aurora, NY; 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. on 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, PA.
     Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 9289 School Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Very sorry to hear of Dolores passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Micki

Micki Vercruysse Mar 31 2014 12:00 AM

I am so grateful to have been friendly with Dolores. In all of our dealings and conversations, she seemed to be many years younger then her age.

Even though she had retired from most of her client work, Dolores continued to do the bookkeeping and taxes for the James H. Luther Royalty Account, a mineral rights and oil and gas partnership between the Luther, Marcus and Bass families for over 60 years. Each month Dolores kept track of tremendous detail and provided a great service to the three families. She recently told me that she continued to do this job out of respect to her memory of my grandfather, James H. Luther and his partner Ben Marcus, both originally of Olean. Dolores was always upbeat about the work, even though the numbers would drive most people nuts. And she was always prompt with every aspect of the work. Our families and partners will long remember and appreciate the excellent work she did....and her fine personality.

Bob Luther Mar 30 2014 12:00 AM