Flossie M. Monk

July 26, 1920 ‒ February 25, 2012

Mount Vernon/Fredericktown, Ohio

Flossie M. Monk, age 91, of Fredericktown, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning, February 25, 2012 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family and special friends. Flossie was born on July 26, 1920 in Honaker, Virginia, daughter of Earl and Laura Elizabeth (Hess) Honaker. She married Paul Monk on September 15, 1945 in Richlands, Virginia, during his leave from the United States Army.

They moved to Mount Vernon in 1953, where he became employed and retired from Chattanooga Glass. She baby sat many many children, besides being a homemaker and baking as many as 30 pies at a time for their food concession. In their spare time, they would pursue their love of fishing most every weekend on Lake Erie. She loved to garden and can, as well as quilting. She was a member of the Blackford Methodist Church.

Later in life, she was a popular resident of the Laurels in Mount Vernon, becoming the inspiration for “Christmas at Heart”, which places Christmas trees in the rooms of nursing homes throughout the county.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul; a daughter, Gale Ewing; sisters, Mary Ellen Hall and Stella Jones; brothers, Claude, John, Bernie Edward (Jake), and Charlie.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Jeanette Thompson (Kevin Ackerman) of Fredericktown, her sister, Margo (Maggie) Hamilton of Mount Vernon, brothers, James (Ella Jane) Honaker and George Ben (Nola) Honaker both of Virginia, a son-in-law, Sam Ewing of Fredericktown; a granddaughter, Beth (Joe) Stanley of Columbus; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as special adopted daughters, Roz, Deb and Frankie. She was a joy and inspiration to all she met and will be fondly remembered.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Terry McLaughlin and Ruth Douglas will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Flossie’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Flossie M. Monk.