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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Betty Boyles Monroe

October 27, 1921September 13, 2020
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Betty Jean Boyles Monroe, 98, of Bowie, MD, previously of Hyattsville, MD, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2020. Betty was born on October 27, 1921 in Belington, WV, and moved to Parsons, WV in 1935. After graduating from high school in 1939, she attended Davis and Elkins College, in Elkins, WV, where she received an associate’s degree in 1942. She moved to Washington, DC later that year and began a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She met the love of her life, James M. Monroe, in 1947 while they both were attending Foundry United Methodist Church, and they married in June 1950. After taking a break to raise their three children, Betty returned to work in 1974 for the Prince Georges County school system as a secretary at Langley McCormick Elementary School in Langley Park. After retiring in 1989, she enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, baking and visiting with family and friends, especially in WV and NC.

Betty was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Bowie and a former member of Ager Road United Methodist Church in Hyattsville. She also belonged to the Prince George’s Community College Senior Exercise Group, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 91 in Parsons, WV.

Betty is predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, James McDonald Monroe, her parents, Madge and Reuben Boyles, her sister, Mardean Barb, and her great-granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Hillsinger. She is survived by her sons, David (Ruth) and Allen (Julia), of Bowie, and her daughter, Kathryn (Paul) Hillsinger, of Southport, NC, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, where a private funeral service will be held. Interment will take place at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville on Sunday, September 20 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Endowment Fund of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church (14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715) or Hospice of the Chesapeake (90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122).

For those who are unable to attend but would like to view the service please goto Robert E. Evans Funeral Home on Facebook and look under "posts" the service will Livestream.

Services

18 September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

20 September

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lakemont Memorial Gardens

900 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

Memories

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Mary Ann and Joe Anzallo

September 16, 2020

We shared so many wonderful memories thru the years. It started at Ager Rd. U.M. Church with our children. Our daughter, Ruthie, meeting David. Dating , then eventually marrying him, We shared holidays and family gatherings with our children, grand children and great grandchildren. We are so thankful to have had Betty &Jim in our lives for so many years .We miss you both.
Now Betty, you are with Jim and at peace with the lord.

Beth Lingg

September 16, 2020

Dear family. I remember your Mother as always being a perfect lady with every hair in place, and perfectly groomed!!!! I know you will miss her forever. Love, Beth Lingg

Pam Waterworth

September 16, 2020

She was a lovely & loving person to know. I enjoyed our time together in our United Methodist Women's circle. She was always upbeat and willing to help wherever she could. When she could no longer join us for the meetings she was missed. Love to you Betty and now you're back with Jim.

Polly Smith

September 16, 2020

Betty was my maid of honor at my wedding at Foundry UMC in 1951. Her grandparents lived next door to where I grew up in West Virginia. Her grandmother made a butterscotch pie (Kathy has the recipe) every year for my birthday. We were life long friends attending church dances together, church together (Foundry and Ager Road) and celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and Sunday dinners with our families through the years. She will be missed.

Traci Allen

September 16, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Betty over the 35 years we knew her! As “honorary” family members, through David and Ruthie, we were present for many family get-togethers. I will never forget Betty’s sense of humor and feistiness! She made everyone around her feel like family. We loved her and find comfort in knowing she is reunited with Jim. Rest In Peace, dear Betty. May her memory be a blessing....

With love,
Traci, Tim and Jordan Allen, Madison Allen Hoover

Kuhn Donna

September 16, 2020

Aunt Betty was a great woman, always happy, I can still hear her laugh in my head. She was loved dearly and although we are sad that she had to go, think of the reunion with Uncle Jim, Mom Barb, mama and papaw..so many who have went before her standing at heavens gate welcoming her..That had to be a beautiful site..I looked through all the pictures and how wonderful they are, so so many memories to cherish forever..I Love You All and will be praying for God's comfort to surround you..RIP Aunt Betty..ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS..P.S. give daddy a great big hug from me!!

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