Suzanne Wardle Monroe

May 27, 1936April 11, 2012

Suzanne Monroe, age 75, a long-time resident of Oklahoma City, passed away on April 11, 2012. Suzanne was born on May 27, 1936 in Morgantown, WV, to Raymond Lee and Helen Martine Wardle.

She was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church in that city. Suzanne was a 1953 graduate of Morgantown High School and a graduate of West Virginia University, class of ’57. After graduation, she practiced as a registered medical technologist (MTASCP). Having ancestors who arrived in the New World on both the Mayflower and the Ark and the Dove led her to develop a deep and abiding interest in genealogy, a field in which she was extremely competent. During her lifetime she amassed a database of 60,000 names of her own and her husband’s lineages. Further, she was always more than willing to share her talents and assist others in tracing their ancestry. A second passion was her keen interest in Girl Scouting. She served as troop leader of Girl Scout Troop 590 at Highland Park Elementary School for a quarter of a century and held various positions in Redlands Council.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Paul; two children, Jennifer Franson of San Diego, CA and Paul L. Monroe, Jr., of Prattville, AL; grandchildren George L. Monroe and Victoria J. Monroe; daughter-in-law Susan Tanner Monroe; and son-in-law Robert W. Franson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral home in Del City, OK, with visitation Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Condolences may be offered at The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Suzanne Wardle Monroe

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April 19, 2012

Dear Jennifer, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing! But I read her obituary and what a wonderful lady she was! I know you have many wonderful memories to hold close to your heart. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless, Debbie Hazery (UCSD)

Nancy Relaford

April 19, 2012

Dear Jennifer, my thoughts and deep sympathy are with you and your family. Much love, Nancy

Reiney Adams

April 17, 2012

To a long-time co-worker and her family: my heart goes out to all of you. May time be kind to you as you struggle to find peace during this difficult period. You are not alone.

April 17, 2012

Dear Paul & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have lots of good memories of time spent with both you and Suzanne. She was a special lady and friend. I will miss her so very much.
Take care and call me if you need me. I can get there from South Carolina!
Warmest Regards,
Linda Bomgren, Pelzer, SC

Steve and Julie Raney

April 17, 2012

Paul and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Erik Matwijkow

April 16, 2012

Dear Jennifer,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Mom. May you find comfort in your memories of her.


Penny Coppernoll-Blach

April 16, 2012

Dear Jennifer and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She looked so much like you in the photos. My prayers are with you during this sad period.

Love, Penny Coppernoll-Blach, UCSD

Marian Clemens

April 16, 2012

Jennifer and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope fond memories of your time spent with your Mom lift you up in the days to come.

Sue McGuinness

April 16, 2012

Dear Jennifer,
You and your family are in my thoughts this week. I pray that you have the comfort of family and happy memories in this sad time.
Love, Sue

Anne Chase

April 16, 2012

Dear Paul and Family,

We send our deepest regrets and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's loving arms surround you and give you peace.

Warmest Regards,

Bruce and Anne Swisher Chase