Le Mars, Iowa
Phyllis Monroe, 79, of Le Mars, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Iowa.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church in Le Mars. The Revs. Matthew Solyntjes and Paul Eisele and Deacon Paul Gengler will concelebrate Mass. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Le Mars. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., a rosary at 5 p.m., and a Scriptural prayer service, all at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Phyllis was born Feb. 10, 1939, and raised in Sioux City, the daughter of Glenn and Kundie (Heinzen) Hanson, where she graduated from Heelan High School in 1957.
Phyllis and Cliff Monroe were united in marriage on Feb. 27, 1960. They lived in Sioux City, South Sioux City, and Monterey Park, Calif., before making their home in Le Mars in 1967. They are the parents of two children, Barbara Ann and Brian Andrew.
Phyllis was employed in numerous jobs, including Sweet Sixteen Bowling Lanes, the Club Cafe and Mercy Health. She attended Iowa Lakes Community College and received a degree in addiction counseling and business management. She was employed at Marian Health Center in Sioux City as a certified Addiction Counselor.
Phyllis and Cliff joined the “Compassionate Friends” in Sioux City, following the loss of their daughter, Barbara, who passed away in 1998.
Phyllis readily volunteered wherever needed or asked to, including the Genealogy Society, Plymouth County Census, the Mops Program at the Bible Church, Hospice, Meals on Wheels, and Siouxland Council on Sexual and Domestic Abuse. She attended St. James Catholic Church, leading the rosary before church and taking communion to the home-bound and nursing homes. Phyllis loved to bake, sharing brownies and cakes for family and friends and the kids at the Asylum in Le Mars.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Cliff; her son, Brian and his wife, Jill of Clemmons, N.C.; grandchildren, Ali and her husband, Will Johnson, Christian Monroe, Mindy Farmer and her husband, Joshua and their children, Kyle, Josh and Lylli, Amanda Hansen and her child, Tyra, Jason Hansen and his wife, Sheri, and their children, Cayson and Ryan; a sister, Norma Morris and her husband, Bob; brothers-in-law, Don Hawkins and Dean Flynn; and sisters-in-law, Gerry Monroe and Janice Monroe.