Obituaries 01/31/2019

Rolla 'Mac' Dyer III, Jane Monroe


Rolla ‘Mac’ Dyer III

  Rolla “Mac” McIntyre Dyer III, 65, entered eternal life on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at Baptist Health Floyd, in Floyd County, Indiana.

  He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps and had recently retired from West Clark Community Schools as Associate Superintendent. He served as Superintendent of the Switzerland County School Corporation from 1994-1996.

  Mac was a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  Surviving are his loving wife of 43 years, Rosanna Dyer of Sellersburg, Indiana; his son, Rolla Dyer IV, Indianapolis, Indiana; his daughter, Sarah (James) Smith of Sellersburg, Indiana; his father, Rolla Dyer II of Clarksville, Indiana; his brother, Jeffrey (Vicki) Dyer of Georgia; his sister, Rhoda (Frank) Fort of Alabama; and one grandson, Luke Smith.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny Jean Dyer.

  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 24th, at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg, Indiana. Visitation was held on Thursday, January 24th, prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, Kentucky, 40223.

Jane Monroe

  Jane (Hamilton) Monroe, age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21st, 2019 due to God’s mercies, the compassionate care of Westminster Oaks and Big Bend Hospice following a stroke on January 14th.

  She was born on April 29, 1923 as Ella Jane Hamilton in Albemarle, North Carolina to Fuchsia and Iron Lee Hamilton. She was the oldest daughter of seven children.

  Jane met her future husband, Harold Bertram Monroe, a native of Switzerland County, while attending God’s Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were married in 1943 and served together as Harold pastored Wesleyan churches in Ohio and Iowa for over 50 years while they raised three children. Jane returned to school at Drake University to complete her MA in Education and taught elementary children in Iowa and Ohio public schools for over 30 years.

  The family lived in the East Enterprise area for a time.

  Jane was an extraordinary pastor’s wife, school teacher, homemaker and mother. She loved baking (famous for her yeast rolls), sewing, music and crafting. Jane and Harold moved to Tallahassee in 2001 to be close to family. In 2005 they joined Westminster Oaks and experienced the benefits of living in fellowship and support at all levels of care; independent, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing.

  Jane is survived by her children, Gloria Murray and her husband Carl; John Monroe and his wife Pam; and Barbara Shackelford and her husband Paul; by her grandchildren: Shawn Lavy and his wife Lisa; Abigail St. Hilaire and her husband David; Megan Hill and her husband Sean; Zachary Shackelford and his wife Maggie; and Joshua Shackelford and his wife Megan; by her great grandchildren: Ally, Sam, Jed, Ginny, Ellie, Nova and Rilla.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Fuchsia and Iron Lee Hamilton; by her husband of 63 years, Rev. Harold B. Monroe, who died on October 2nd, 2011; by her brothers: Charles Brooks, Burnest Lee and James Winfred Hamilton; and by her sisters: Martha Irene Trexler and Sara Frances Haruyama.

  Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m., by Rev. Ed Fisher at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westminster Retirement Communities Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.