The Duncan Banner


November 26, 2012

Bertha Lee Green Monroe

Aug. 19, 1917 — Nov. 20, 2012

TEMPLE — Bertha Lee Green Monroe was born to James Monroe and Mary Etta Jackson Green on Aug. 19, 1917, in Marlow, and departed this life in Temple, on Nov. 20, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 1 day.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at First Baptist Church, Temple with the Rev. Jay Driskill officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.

Memorial donations can be made to the Temple Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 473, Temple, OK 73568. Online guestbook at

Bertha grew up in Stephens and Cotton counties. She married LeeRoy Monroe on Dec. 15, 1935, and they made their home in the communities of Walters and Temple. She accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 16 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near the Red River.

She has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1960, where she was active with WMU, GA’s, taught Sunday school and worked in the kitchen. Bertha was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting, cooking and doing puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeeRoy; a brother, Monroe Green; a sister, Dorotha McClendon; and also an infant sister.

Survivors include two sons: Jim Monroe and wife Sandy of Houston, Texas, and Tom Monroe of Duncan; a daughter, Joy Ann Glenn and husband Richard of Temple; a brother, Jerl Green and wife Velda of Marlow; eight grandchildren and spouses: Vicki and Allen Scoggin, Mike and Michelle Monroe, Brent and Carolyn Davis, Stacey and Rick D’Antoni, Kevin and Syvonna Davis, Randy and Cyndi Monroe, Tim and Tiff Glenn, and Phillip Glenn; 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

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