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Major Franklin "Frank" Monroe

August 12, 1940 — July 1, 2023

Major Franklin "Frank" Monroe


     Major Franklin "Frank" Monroe, a dedicated individual who spent his life serving his country, passed away July 1st, 2023 reaching the age of 82. Frank was born on August 12, 1940, in Ironton, Missouri to loving parents Edwina Francis (Carr) Monroe and Donald Mansfield Monroe.

     Frank's remarkable military career spanned twenty-eight years, during which he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and was a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War. His commitment to his duty was unwavering, and he approached every task with utmost dedication and professionalism. Frank's colleagues admired him for his unwavering work ethic and his ability to overcome challenges with grace and composure.

    While Frank's military service was undoubtedly a proud moment in his life, it is not his only accomplishment. He cherished his role as a father and had an unbreakable bond with his children. Frank found immense joy in spending time with his family, creating lasting memories that will be treasured for generations to come. He leaves behind a rich legacy of love, honor, and devotion. Frank is survived by his son Matthew B. Monroe; sister, Carol J. Graham and her husband Terry; brother, Thomas E. Monroe and his wife Susan; three grandchildren, Tyler Monroe, Hope Monroe, Logan Monroe and daughter-in-law, Melissa Monroe; dear and special cousin, Brock Bust. Frank was preceded in death by his beloved son Michael S. Monroe, as well as his mother Edwina Francis (Carr) Monroe and father Donald Mansfield Monroe.

    Although Frank is no longer with us, he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. His hardworking nature and family-oriented personality left an indelible mark on the lives of those around him. Frank's strong sense of duty and commitment to serving others will continue to inspire us all.

    Frank will be missed, but his legacy lives on through the memories and values he instilled in his family and friends. 


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Sunday, August 27, 2023

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