Anita L. Monce, 69

Anita L. Monce, 69, of Lagro, died at 7:10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1949, in Wabash, to John Richard and Thais "Louise" (Klein) Elward.

Anita was a 1967 graduate of Northfield High School. She married Richard Monce at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lagro on Nov. 28, 1969. She retired from Bowling Promotions in Wabash, and also worked at White Swan Hardware, and Sears, both in Fort Wayne.

She attended the Lagro Community Church, and volunteered at the Food Pantry at the church. She enjoyed reading, antiquing, and going to yard sales, where she always felt obligated to buy something. Anita was a reluctant traveler, who always enjoyed the destination once she arrived, but had an increasing discomfort of traveling to get there. She was an adored daughter, cherished wife, beloved sister-in-law, special cousin, friend, neighbor, and co-worker. Anita will be well remembered and greatly missed. 

She is survived by her husband, Richard Monce of Lagro; her in-laws, Ronald & Sharyn Monce of Baton Rouge, La., Marjorie Wolfe of Ada, Mich., Elaine Monce of Kirkland, Wash., Marilyn Hiscott of Toms River, N.J., Evelyn Jordan of Plover, Wis., and Brenda Monce of Fort Wayne. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Father Nnamdi Moneme officiating.  Burial will be in Speicher Cemetery, Urbana.  Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Lagro Community Church Food Pantry.

The memorial guest book for Anita may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jul 23