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Wanda Sue (Smith) Monahan

May 17, 1962 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 58)


Wanda Sue Monahan, 58, of Rising Sun, IN passed away on October 15th, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Wanda was born in Lawrenceburg, IN on May 17, 1962, a daughter of the late Maude R. (Harris) and Claude  Smith. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1980. Wanda was the wife of Philip W. Monahan. Wanda and Philip were married on December 22, 1979. Wanda and Philip were married nearly 41 years until her passing. Wanda provided a loving home for her family. After her children were grown, she began work at Garden's Alive, Midwest Warehouse.  She was later employed at Kaiser Pickles in Aurora, IN. She enjoyed sewing, tending to her flowers and canning vegetables from her garden. Wanda also like to go fishing and collecting anitques. She loved spending time with her grandbabies the most.

Wanda is  survived by her husband, Philip Monahan, of Rising Sun, IN; by a daughter, Esther  "Missy" Jo Monahan, of Lebanon, IN; by two sons Brian Monahan and wife Courtney, of Rising Sun, IN and Dylan Monahan and wife Leslie , of Patriot, IN; by  three grandchildren; Kaidin, Axton & Kinley. Wanda is also survived by four sisters, Bonnie McAlister, of Rising Sun, IN;  JoAnn Kelly, of Atlanta, GA;  Linda Manning, of Hanover, IN and Cora Matthews, of Kerrville, TX; by two brothers, Guy Patton (Angel), of Loveland, OH and William Smith, of Rising Sun, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, by brothers, Alvin Patton, Robert Patton & Randy Patton and by a sister, Sharon Davis.

A celebration of Wanda's life will be held 3-6 PM on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at the Schroeder Community Building at the Ohio County Fairgrounds. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue or the Rising Sun Fire Department. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family.


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Celebration of Life
November 1, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schroeder Community Buiding
Fairground Road
Rising Sun, IN 47040


Ohio County Rescue Unit
121 South High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-3100

Rising Sun Fire Department
121 South High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-3532

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