Mary Frances Monday

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mary Frances Monday, 89, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in the loving arms of her daughter, son-in-law and her Therapy Dog, Bentley.

"Miss Mary" had been affectionately cared for by the staff of Britthaven Nursing Home, assisted by the compassionate staff of Lake Cumberland Hospice, since January 2007.

She lived at The Wyndmoor Assisted Living Facility, Terre Haute, prior to her move to Somerset, Ky., where she was blessed to have received excellent, caring medical support from the staff of Southern Care Hospice.

She was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Brazil, to Charles and Salena (Lena) Chamberlain Roberts. Mary Frances was a member of the First Christian Church, Brazil. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, studying the nuances of the stock market and Indiana University basketball. She was a devoted mother and mother-in-law and doting grandmother. Her greatest joy was time spent with family, of which there could never be too much.

She married Rollin (Rol) Minitree Monday on July 20, 1940, who pre-deceased her in 1971. She was blessed with three loving children, Charles (Judy) Monday (Terre Haute), Richard L. (Judy) Monday (Terre Haute), and Cherie' (Peter) Emmons (Somerset, Ky.), six grandchildren, Richard A. (Romana) Monday (Portland, Ore.), Brenton (Sara) Monday, Kim Hauger, Scott Monday, Leeman (Angel) Monday and Christopher (Lindsey) Trausch (Charlotte, N.C.). Her five great-grandchildren include Cheyeanne Hauger, Elizabeth Monday, Brenton Monday, Leeman "Little Lee" Monday and Kearsten Monday.

Mary Frances resided in Bloomington, Ind., for many years, where she and Rol owned and operated Rol's Gril and The Outpost Drive-In (a favorite hang-out of the Indiana University crowd) until moving to Tuscon, Ariz., for Rol's health.

They returned to Indiana in 1954 to help care for her mother.

Mary Frances retired in 1979 from Columbia Broadcasting Corporation after 19 years of employment in their Club Division.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1930 as a result of a coal mining accident, her mother Salena (Lena) Chamberlain Roberts, in 1967, and brothers/sisters-in-law Christopher (Catherine), Clyde (Betty) and Alfred Roberts, all of Brazil.

Funeral services will take place at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until time of services.

Pallbearers will be Richard A. Monday, Brenton Monday, Kimberly Monday Hauger, Leeman Monday and his son, Little Lee, Scott Monday and Christopher Trausch.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in their mother's name to either Southern Care Hospice of Terre Haute, 4624 S. Springhill Jct., Terre Haute, 47802, or Lake Cumberland Hospice, 100 Parkway Dr., Somerset, Ky., 42503.