February 12, 1941 ‒ August 19, 2009
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Rev. Loran Monk, age 68, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday August 19, 2009 at the Newark Health Care Center with family at his bedside. Loran was born February 12, 1941 in Honaker, Virginia to Robert Owens Monk and Ida Bell (Breeding) Monk and moved to Mount Vernon with his family in 1956. He was a 1959 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and participated on the Yellow Jackets basketball team while in high school. He served with the United States Army and was employed at Lamb Glass and Chattanooga Glass Companies in Mount Vernon for 22 years. Loran became a licensed minister with United Pentecostal Church International of Hazelwood, Missouri and he founded the United Pentecostal Church in Mount Gilead that he pastored from 1978 until he retired in 1982.
Surviving are his loving wife of 43 years Patricia (Shanabrook) Monk, 2 stepchildren Tonya Quinlin of Apopka, Florida and John Grennell of Mount Vernon; 2 adopted children Rev. Daniel L. Monk of Hebron, Ohio and James M. Monk of Zatzuma, Florida; 9 step-grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Gaynell Erlanger of Byron Center, Michigan and Janice Richards of Springfield, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his aunt Flossie Monk of the Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Funeral services honoring the life of Rev. Loran Monk and giving glory to God will be Monday August 24, 2009 at 11am at the Apostolic Christian Church, Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio with Don Mann, Rev. Daniel L. Monk and Rev. Duane Kramer officiating. Entombment with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the funeral service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, Ohio 43055.
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The Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon are honored to serve the family of Loran Monk.