Louise Armell Monroe, 89, the widow of the late Rev. Ralph Monroe, died Jan. 4, 2017, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown. Funeral services were held at the Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport Jan. 14, officiated by the Rev. Sherman Mason, who also officiated at her late husband’s funeral.
Louise Arnell Monroe was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., to the late Robert Brown and Emma Jean Robinson McCann. She was a graduate of Page Jackson High School in Charles Town, W. Va. and attended Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
She and Ralph Edelle Monroe were married in 1951. For more than 60 years she stood by his side. She was always involved with him throughout his ministry and also with the music ministry in the churches. He served churches in West Virginia and Virginia, and at Buckeystown UMC in Maryland. He died April 6, 2014.
She was also predeceased by a daughter Sara Avon Monroe, a son Thomas Robert Monroe, a son-in- law Charles B. Willis, and many brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, F. Michelle Monroe Willis of Chester, Va.; a sister and brother; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.