Palmyra: Mildred D. Monroe, age 100, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Kindred Transitional Care in Corydon, Indiana. She was born November 1, 1915 in Hardyville, Kentucky to Charles and Evie (Martin) Davidson.
In May of 1937 she married Willie Astor Monroe and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1998.
She is survived by two sons, David Sr. and wife Arlene Monroe of Buffalo, Kentucky, Danny and wife Janice Monroe of New Salisbury, Indiana. One daughter, Connie Sovern of Mitchell, Indiana. A niece and best friend, Shirley Edwards of Hardyville, Kentucky.
One Sister-In-Law, Alouise Davidson. Eleven grandchildren, Janet Beagle, David Monroe Jr., Jim Monroe, Ty Sovern, Matt Sovern, Stephanie Land, Gretchen Bell, Courtney Bell, Julie Cordray, Erin Wise and Amy Goodpaster. Twenty one great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Beverly Eames and three brothers, Gordon, Carl and Charles Davidson.
Mildred enjoyed reading, especially her bible, flowers, gardening and being around family.
She graduated from Memorial Consolidated School in 1935 and Campbellsville College in Kentucky. Mildred received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland City College in Oakland City, Indiana.
Mildred was a retired elementary school teacher where she taught for 30 years. She started teaching in a one room school house in Hart County Kentucky. She later taught at Bradford, Morgan Township Elementary and retired from North Harrison Elementary School.
She was a member of local and state Retired Teachers Association, Morgan Township Homemakers and she was a charter member of Palmyra Baptist Church which she and her late husband helped start in 1956.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Love Funeral Home with interment in Palmyra Cemetery in Palmyra, Indiana. Visitation will be Tuesday March 15, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, Indiana.