William Kaylor Monger

February 28, 1917January 5, 2014
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William Kaylor Monger, 96, of Harrisonburg, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. He was born on February 28, 1917 in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Ralph Showalter and Lillye Kaylor Monger. K graduated from Harrisonburg High School, attended Bridgewater College, and graduated from VPI in 1938. He was a lifetime member of Asbury United Methodist Church. After graduating from VPI, K worked at his family’s business, R. S. Monger and Sons, Inc. and served as president from 1955 to 1990. He proudly served his country during WWII in England, Germany and France. K married Helen Irene Huffman on May 11, 1942 in Spartanburg, SC. K was an active member of his community and church. He was an original member of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission and the Blue Ridge Community College Board. He served as president of both these organizations. He was a member of B. P. O. E. Harrisonburg Lodge, #450 and the Virginia Tech Hokie Club. K is survived by four daughters, Sandra M. Shifflett of Harrisonburg, Susan M. Shifflett and husband, Rick, of Bridgewater, Shirley M. Beale and fiancé, Reid B. Wimer of Virginia Beach, and Sunni Jean Monger of Harrisonburg. He is survived by five grandchildren, Carol S. Stickley and husband, Chris, David W. Shifflett, J. W. Higgs and wife, Kim, Jim Higgs and wife, Stephanie, and Andrew W. Beale and wife, Sandy. K is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Jordan, Dakota, Jacie, William, Chloe, Katherine, Hudson and Gavin; one sister, Dr. Unity M. Powell of Covington, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, brother, John H. Monger, and sisters, Anita M. Crawford, Margaret M. “Peggy Sue” Miller, and a son-in-law, Greg Beale. The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 9, at Asbury United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bob Talbott and Dr. E. Thomas Murphy, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with Military Rites by Dayton American Legion Post #27. With a strong Christian faith, K loved his family and friends and lived life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army or Massanutten Regional Library. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Active Pallbearers will be David Shifflett, J.W. Higgs, Jim Higgs, Andy Beale, Dakota Higgs, Chris Stickley, Jay Monger, II and J. M. Monger. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harrisonburg B.P.O.E. Lodge #450.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2014

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January 16, 2014

Blessings to the Monger family as you adjust to this loss. Goodbyes are never easy. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.

Harry and Nancy Showalter

Frank Hartman

January 10, 2014

Sincere condolences from my family to yours during this very difficult time.

Larry Fitzwater

January 9, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Monger family.

Larry Fitzwater and family

January 9, 2014

Dear Monger Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of this wonderful man. We always admired his hard work and dedication. He will be missed. All of us at Pheasant Run Townhomes (Harrisonburg, VA)

January 9, 2014

Sandra, Susan and Shirley- We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Carroll and Rebecca Hinkle

Dr. John Downey

January 9, 2014

On behalf of everyone at Blue Ridge Community College I would like the Monger family to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. The legacy Mr. Monger left this region through his dedicated service as a founding board member at Blue Ridge Community College will impact generations to come. The College has served countless individuals, helping them secure a better life and helping the community thrive. I am so grateful for men like Mr. Monger, who cared so much for his community that he sacrificed to help establish this community resource. Everyone at BRCC is forever grateful for his life's work.

Donna Danner

January 8, 2014

Shirley and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other and let me know if I can help in any way.

January 8, 2014

Dear Monger Family,
The staff of ENAP grieves for the loss of this family patriarch.K's life gives us all an example of how to commit oneself to all things right; family, country, honest business ethics, and most important of all, devotion to Christ. We thank the Monger family for sharing the life of K with all of us, and leaving this legacy of such a fine man. May God Bless the Monger family during this time. Lee Tigner and the staff at ENAP.

January 7, 2014

Much love to you Shirley and your family from me and mine. Debbie Armstrong

Jane Boney

January 7, 2014

Shirley and family. Your Dad was indeed a wonderful person. I remember his sense of humor and most of all his kindness to your friends. He and your Mom were always gracious and welcoming. Blessings to you all as your rememer and celebrate his life!