Robert Monroe

Robert A. Monroe, 52, of Iola, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born Jan. 12, 1957, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Robert A. and Amelia (Heins) Monroe Jr. He grew up in New York and had lived in Colony before moving to Iola. He worked as a Sheetrocker most of his life.
On July 27, 2009, he married Penny L. Cooper.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, R.J., Iola; two daughters of New York; three brothers, Frankie, Maryland, Freddie, California, and Keith, New York; three sisters, Marlyn, Hawaii, and Diana and Kathy, New York; and 21 nieces and nephews.
A sister, Gloria, died earlier.
Cremation has taken place.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorials to Robert A. Monroe Memorial Fund may be left Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at