Dateline: Elkhart, KS
Melvin M Monroe
Melvin M. Monroe, 77, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Morton County Hospital, Elkhart, KS.
Melvin was the son of Charles Henry, Jr. & Opal Parker Monroe. He was born on October 29, 1939 in Clayton, NM.
Melvin and Roberta June Frantz were married on August 21, 1960 at Guymon, OK. He graduated from Panhandle State University with a double major in Industrial Arts and Physical Education. Melvin taught Industrial Arts and coached basketball at Goodwell, Forgan and Balko Schools for many years. He farmed and ranched in Oklahoma and New Mexico until the family moved to Stead, NM in 1981, where he continued the family farm until they moved to Guymon, Oklahoma. They then relocated to Elkhart, KS to be near family. Melvin was an avid fisherman and hunter for his entire life. He especially enjoyed flyfishing the San Juan River in New Mexico. He loved to play golf and basketball and excelled in those sports, as well as being a master carpenter. One of his highest priorities was following his grandkids to all of their events. He traveled many miles to attend livestock shows, ballgames and school programs. Melvin was known and respected for his devotion and wonderful care of his wife, Roberta. The last several years were filled with traveling with family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Monte Monroe & Timarra Hodges, Yukon, OK.; three daughters: Marcia Cowan & husband Mitch, Balko, OK.; Micah Mock, Clayton, NM.; Mindy Dougherty & husband Gerry, Elkhart, KS.; 13 Grandchildren, Andrew Cowan, Alysha Cowan, Austin Cowan, Kari Monroe, Kayla Monroe, Matthew Mock, Justin Mock, Cameron Mock, Sydney Dougherty, Joey Dougherty, Jayden Kreklau, Caleb Kreklau and Gracie Kreklau; 9 Great Grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Roberta Monroe, and son in law, Dwight Mock.
A memorial has been established for the Monroe Education Foundation. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Kansas 67951.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2 PM at Church of the Nazarene, Elkhart, Kansas.
Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.