Elizabeth Ellen Monahan, born September 11, 1933, “Betty” went to be with Our Lord on November 26, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family. The only child of Mary and William Ryan, Betty grew up in Northeast Philadelphia in the Germantown area. Betty had fond memories of childhood friends and her cousins, Tommy and Ann playing and shopping in the city, and vacationing in Wildwood, NJ during the summertime.
As a young woman, Betty was one of the original IBM keypunch operators and worked in Philadelphia through her early 20’s. She loved reading and journalism and was a self taught quilter. She was an ardent cook and loved trying new recipes.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Ryan, and her husband of 46 years, Michael David Monahan. She is survived by her devoted children, Patricia Stabler (Vernon) of Montgomery, AL, David Monahan (Nati) of Wetumpka, AL, Sister Brenda Monahan, DC of Emmitsburg, Maryland and William Monahan (Kellie) of McDonough, Georgia; four grandchildren, Shannon, John, Mitchell and Alexandra; and one great granddaughter, Lorelei.
Special acknowledgement to family friends, Myrna Whetstone and Bea Bruno, both of Tallassee; Richard and Ann Knighton of Wetumpka; Jeannie and Johnnie Newbold of Massachusetts; as well as her church family at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Tallassee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108, or a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Drs. Rhodes and Williams of Auburn Cardiovascular Associates, as well as to the nurses, aides, and support staff of Comfort Care Hospice.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, November 30, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Mateus Rudzik officiating. Graveside service will follow at Friendship Cemetery, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service, beginning at 10 am.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.
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