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Helen Monroe

October 31, 1935 — November 26, 2019

Helen J. Monroe, age 84, longtime Gallatin County resident, passed on this life peacefully in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL.  Helen was born in Uniontown, Kentucky on October 31, 1935 to the late Walter and Rosetta (Hagan) Darnell.

Helen was first married to Jack Harrelson on October 10, 1950, he preceded her in death in 2003.  She then married Tom Monroe who survives.  Helen was a Christian and a faithful member of the Church of God in Equality.  She loved church.  Helen also loved to travel, go to yard sales and collect Barbie dolls which she was very proud of .  Her true love though was her family, she enjoyed being with them so much.  Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed by many.

Helen is survived by her husband, Tom Monroe of Ridgway, 2 sons, Larry Harrelson of Equality and David (Patti) Harrelson of Dupo, IL, 1 daughter, Carla (Byron) Wright of Greenville, IL, 9 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren.  A brother, Marlin Darnell of Gary, IN and a sister, Cleona (Jim) Ozee of Omaha, IL.  She was preceded by her parents, husband Jack Harrleson and a sister, Brenda Monroe.

Visitation for Helen will be on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Her funeral service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, November 30. 2019 starting at 12 Noon.  Her son, Rev. David Harrelson will officiate assisted by Rev. Peggy Winters and Elder Jason Wright.  She will be laid to rest in the Cottage Grove Cemetery.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

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