In Memoriam



MONROE, JAMES D. "JIM," "MONTY," JR., 83, passed into his heavenly life peacefully on the morning of April 3, 2010.

Honest, hardworking and loyal were just a few of his characteristics, but his family will remember him as loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Jim was born and lived his entire life in Louisville, a city he was happy to call home. He was a proud graduate of duPont Manual High School, Class of 1944 and Spencerian Business College. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He retired from National Distillers Corp. in 1984 after over 30 years of service. Jim was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, a Master Mason of Robinson Lodge #266 and a 40 year member of Cardinal Twirlers Square Dance Club.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James D. Monroe Sr. and Louise Lorenz Monroe; sister, Lorena Wiseman; and son, James D. Monroe III.

He is survived by his loving and very devoted wife of over 60 years Jean A. Monroe (Canada); a daughter, Anita L. Taylor (Bud) of Orange Park, FL; a son, Dr. Todd L. Monroe (Wendy) of Toledo, OH; a daughter-in-law, Jan Monroe; five grandchildren Ted Monroe, Chris Monroe (Darlene), Ian, Isabel and Ilaina Monroe; great-grandson, Aidan Monroe; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday at Bethany United Church of Christ, 10400 Old Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40229-2174 - (502) 969-6829. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8519 Preston Highway, Louisville KY 40219.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Bethany United Church of Christ. Please visit our website at

Published in The Courier-Journal on April 6, 2010