May 13, 1955 - December 29, 2014
Richard A. “Rick” Monroe, age 59 of Marysville, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following an ongoing illness with heart, vascular and kidney disease. In 1991, he started his own business, Sign Lite Sales and Service. He began his career working for his father with Monroe Signs and continued in the commercial sign business for over 40 years. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a 1973 graduate of Grove City High School where he was football and wrestling standout. His proudest athletic memory was being part of the GCHS Greyhound 1972 Mid-Eight League Football Championship Team. A man of many friends, he enjoyed a hearty conversation and was known for his story-telling humor and wit. An avid golfer, he looked forward to his high school alumni golf outing each year. He liked watching horse races and was a Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. Above all, he loved watching his sons play sports and cherished family time around the backyard campfire. He was born May 13, 1955 in Columbus. He was predeceased by his father, Roland Monroe and his mother, Mary Lou Mills Monroe Huff; his father-in-law, Roger Morley; and his sister-in-law, Candi Morley Liedtke. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cathie Morley Monroe, whom he married September 10, 1977 at St. John’s Church; his three sons, Cody (Ashley) Monroe, Brady (Nicole) Monroe and Heath Monroe, all of Marysville; his grandson, Eli Monroe; two brothers, Ron Monroe of Columbus and Mike (Michelle) Monroe of Palm Harbor, FL; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Morley and sister-in-law, Cindy Shanklin, both of Marysville; and many other relatives and friends, including his loyal customers and associates in the sign business and his golf buddies. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Jacob Heino will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s New Sign Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.