Estella M. Monroe, 78, of Kendallville, Ind. and formerly of Grandview, went to be with her loving Savior on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Ind. where she had resided for the past seven years.
She was born at her family home in Grandview, Tenn. on March 25, 1935, to James and Icie Reed Loden. She married Elbert L. Monroe on Dec. 13, 1953.
She leaves behind two daughters, Marsha (Roger) Harshman of Avilla, Ind., and Marilyn (Craig) Diehm of Albion, Ind.; five grandchildren, Shannon (Richard) Hippenhammer, Shane Harshman, Melissa (Brandon) DePoy, Jason (Kristi) Diehm and Justin (Jaci) Diehm; eight great-grandchildren, Cody, Brittany (Alex), Brady, Tanner, Kendall, Collin, Jagar, and Harper and her ninth great-grandchild, due in January, Baby J.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lucille Godsey; and two great-great-granddaughters, Aalaiyah and Alinah Federspiel.
Estella worked most of her life as a CNA at Byron Health Center near Huntertown, Indi., and then as a housekeeper for McCray Hospital and CompreCare Home Health, both in Kendallville, Ind.
She dearly loved caring for others and continued to do so up until she became ill. She especially loved children and would always have treats for those who came to her house. Estella was especially close to her cousins and family, and will be dearly missed by them. She loved life and was never without a smile. She enjoyed joking with anyone who stopped to talk with her.
A private viewing has taken place at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel. A memorial service will be held at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville Chapel at a future date for family and friends.
Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville Walking Trail.
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, IN, 46755, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com/