Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

William Jones Monin, Green Co., KY (1934-2011)

He developed mineral projects worldwide, and was a leader in the commercial dessiccant business. He was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, was active in church and community, was known as a great story teller, and loved Kentucky basketball
Click on headline for obituary plus photo(s)

William Jones Monin of Center, Green Co., KY, died on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Bowling Green, KY after a long struggle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held in Green County at the Trammell Creek Baptist Church, 42 Liletown RD, Pierce, KY at 11amCT, on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Rev. Lee Warf wil be the officiating clergy.

William Jones Monin, Green Co., KY (1934-2011)

William Jones Monin was born in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO on Tuesday, July 22, 1934 to JD Monin Jr. and Mary Rhoda Monin. He died Friday, February 25 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY He had attained the age of seventy-six years, seven months and three days.

He grew up in Oakland, KY,, and graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He also attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he was a member and president of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Bill retired as Executive Vice President of Sud Chemie AG in Louisville, KY, after a lifelong career in the chemical industry. He developed mineral projects worldwide and was a leader in the commercial desiccant business. He loved bird hunting and fly fishing, and the farm that he and his wife Christiane restored to support fish and wildlife habitat along the Little Barren River in a project with the Nature Conservancy. Bill was recognized as the 2006 Landowner of the Year for the Southeast Region, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources for this work.

Bill was active in his church and community, and known to tell stories that began with "Let me tell you something" before imparting a pearl of wisdom to his friends. He enjoyed Kentucky basketball with passion, and was happy travelling the world or sitting on the back porch.

He is survived by his wife Christiane Monin of Green Co., KY, and the following:
  • One son: Will Monin of Tacoma, WA

  • One daughter: Lucy Monin Webb of Chicago, IL

  • Two brothers: Jim Monin of Louisville, KY., and Dr. Thomas Monin of Sparta, TN

  • Four grandchildren; Aden and Karen Webb and Thomas and Suzanne Monin
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are appreciated. These can be made on-line or at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court ST, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2011-02-26 13:48:59
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Remembering: William Jones Monin, Green Co., KY (1934-2011)

2011-02-26 - 209 W. Court ST, Greensburg, KY - Photo From Foster, Curry, Toler Funeral Home.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.