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James F. Monahan

September 2, 1937 - December 23, 2018

U.S. Veteran

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James F. Monahan, 81, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, September 2, 1937, in Charleston, WV, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his home in Belleville, Illinois.

James worked as a Professor for Lindenwood & Webster University. He was also a member of Queen of Peace Church Belleville Illinois, Knights of Columbus, and former Scout Leader . James served in the US Army for 26 years, retired as a Lt. Colonel and was a Vietnam War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Lawrence and Nell Virginia, nee Shaver, Monahan
  • Brother: Lawrence Monahan Jr.
  • Sister: Beverly Schell

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Cynthia, nee Randall, Monahan of Belleville, IL
  • 4 Children
    • James Gregory (Dina) Monahan of Daniel Island, SC
    • Mary Elizabeth Monahan of Philadelphia, PA
    • Geoffrey (Shelia) Monahan of Charleston, SC
    • Kelley (Brian) Foley of Chicago, IL
  • 10 Grandchildren
    • Virginia Monahan
    • Katelyn Hodge
    • Sarah Clayton
    • Julia Monahan
    • Victoria Monahan
    • Marissa Monahan
    • Ashlyn Foley
    • Liam Foley
    • Keegan Foley
    • Alec Gunnels
  • 4 Great-Grandchildren
  • 2 Brothers
    • Michael (Peggy) Monahan of Richmond, VA
    • John (Carol) Monahan of Kittrell, NC
  • Sister: Virginia Norris of Vienna, VA
  • Sister-in-Law: Barbara Monahan
  • Many nieces and nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the National American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Galactosemia Foundation.

Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday, January 4, 2019 at Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 4, 2019 at Queen of Peace Church, with Father Matthew Elie officiating.