DORCHESTER — Lillie Lou Monk, 77, of Dorchester, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Lillie was born August 17, 1940 in Elmont, TX, daughter of the late George and Minnie Walker Umphress. She was the third born of four children. She grew up in Gunter and graduated from school in Westminster.

Lillie was blessed with a large and loving family. She married Tex Autry Monk November 17, 1956 in Elmont. They were happily married for 59 years and had five children. During her lifetime, Lillie worked as a bookkeeper at Dorchester Grain and as postmistress at the Dorchester Post Office. She also worked part time at the Van Alstyne Library, and she owned Auto-Lec with her husband Tex for 20 years. What she enjoyed most was being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Throughout her life she also enjoyed traveling, photography, painting, tea parties, entering contests, cooking, and spending time with grandkids. Lillie was a devout Christian and attended the Valley Church of Christ in Gunter.

She survived by her son, Alan Monk and wife, Teresa, of Dorchester; daughters, Beverly Cole and husband, Marlon, of Gunter, Charlotte Boelens and husband, Tom, of Gunter, Dianne Gravley and husband, Lynn, of Gunter, and Connie Queen and husband, Bruce, of Howe; grandchildren, Jeremy Cole and wife, Amber, Melissa Theil and husband, Clint, Chance Cole and wife, Tina, Destiny Morrison, Rikki Dethloff and husband, Kendall, Jamie Boelens, Hunter Gravley, Alyssa Gravley, Garrett Gravley, Cassandra Belt and husband, Calvin, Candace Haggard and husband, Vince, Lillie Walston and husband, Zach, Tex Autry Monk II, Jeb Queen, Andi Jakubik and husband, Clint, Connor Queen and wife, Susana, Cooper Queen and wife, Olga, Jessi Queen, John Paxton Queen, Savannah Queen, and Hayden Queen; great grandchildren Maddox Key, Braxton and Delilah Cole, Bremerton and Titus Thiel, Hannah Morrison, Gideon , Joseph and Ezekiel Belt, Leyla Haggard, MaeLeigh Walston, Benjamin Queen, Annabelle, Ainsley, Clinton, and Zachary Jakubik, Johnny and J Queen, Jimena and Arabelle Queen; brother, George Umphress, and sister, Dorothy Bush. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tex Monk; parents George and Minnie Umphress; sisters Alma Umphress and Lois Hanning; and grandson Zachary Queen.

Visitation was Tuesday, January 30, from 6 p.m.–8 pm at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 31 at Valley Church of Christ in Gunter, with Merrill Hazelton and Ty Fleming officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. She was buried at Elliott Cemetery in Van Alstyne, following the funeral service. Arrangements were under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Alstyne.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Valley Church of Christ in Gunter, or the National Kidney Foundation.

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