Gladys M. Monroe, 100, of Lewes, formerly of Lehigh Acres, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Reading, Mass. March 6, 1933, daughter of the late Charles and Eva May (Pendleton) Ridlon.
Mrs. Monroe was a lifelong member and supporter of the Adah Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Mt. Rainier, Md. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Fred Monroe. Mrs. Monroe is survived by her son Robert A. Monroe of Lewes; four grandchildren: Debra Monroe and wife Linda Sartori of Maryland, Scott Monroe and wife Deborah of Maryland, Bruce Monroe and wife Susan of Florida and Pamela Monroe of Maryland; four great-grandchildren: Robert, Jason, Jonathan and Sarah; and three great-great grandchildren: Abby, Shannon and Cassidy.
Mrs. Monroe will be interred at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Fort Myers, Fla. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation DE Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 625, Georgetown, DE 19947.