STEPHENVILLE - Sarah Lenora Monson, 87, a homemaker, died Saturday, August 21, 2010, at a local nursing home.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at De Leon Cemetery with Rev. Ridge Adams officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lacy Funeral Home.

Lenora was born December 8, 1922 to the late Alfred Loomis and Norma Lenora (Terry) Moorhead in Stephenville. She married Billie Dean Monson on January 17, 1945 in Austin. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1992.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleburne.

Survivors include sons Steve Monson and wife Ronda of Stephenville, Joe Monson of North Carolina, daughter Janet Prather of Fort Worth, sister Dorothy Gambel of Stephenville, brother Joe Moorhead of Stephenville, grandchildren Micah Schmidt and husband David, Kevin Baasch and Carlye Baasch, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter Cynthia Baasch and one grandson Christopher Baasch.

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Published August 24, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune