Margaret Monk


Margaret Jean Monk, 93, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2012, at Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital, Defiance, Ohio.

She was born on November 6, 1918, to Frank and Haidee (Haaser) Shanahan in Fremont, Ohio. She married LaVern C. Monk in 1941 and he passed away in 1964. Surviving are her son, William S. Monk of Sherwood, Ohio; daughters, Susan (David) Snyder of Defiance, Ohio, Tamara (Thomas) Hilty of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Nancy Monk of Defiance, Ohio; four grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Robert Shanahan and Joseph Shanahan; and sisters, Mary Erman and Kathaline Hoffman.

Margaret was a 1936 graduate of Fremont High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, theater club and the swim club. She was president of the Non-Commissioned Officer's Club, Ontario, CA. She was a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, with Father Todd Dominique officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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