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Obituary: Elizabeth Gilpin Monroe, 89, Green Co., KY native

Ms. Gilpin was a resident of Columbia in the 1940s and 50s. She later had a long career in State Government while a resident of Cave City, KY where services and burial will be held

Elizabeth Gilpin Monroe, 89, formerly of Columbia, KY and later of Cave City, KY, died Thursday, August 6, 20099, at Somerfield at Heritage Retirement Home in Brentwood, TN.

The funeral service will be Sunday, August 9, 2009, at 1:30pm at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, 410 N. Dixie HWY, Cave City, KY, with Rev. Dale Curry officiating. Burial will be in the Cave City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 12:00 noon CT, Sunday, August 8, 2009.

A native of Green Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late Clavis and Beatrice Hancock Gilpin and was the widow of Irvin Monroe. She was a retired office manager for Employment Security and the State of Kentucky. She was a member of the Cave City United Methodist Church.

Her family lived on Lindsey Hill in Columbia, KY during the late 1940s and early 1950s, when her husband, Irvin Monroe, was a partner in the G&M Grill, then located at what is now 130 Public Square.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two daughters: Pamela Tallman, Crestwood, KY; and Gail McDaniel, Franklin, TN

  • One brother: Grover Gilpin, Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Dean Ryan, Louisville, KY

  • Five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren
Memorials are suggested to the Cave City United Methodist Church, PO Box 660, Cave City, KY 42127.

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This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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