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Agnes B. Monks, 93, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Morning Star Village. Born on May 25, 1924, in Rockford, the daughter of Mr. and Eva Zalapugas. Agnes married Victor Garfield Monks on September 30, 1950; he predeceased her on August 9, 1998. She worked as secretary with United Bank. She also sat on the Board at Klehm Arboretum for many years. Agnes was a member of St. Peter Cathedral.
Survived by her daughter Barbara (Andy) Metelka of Acton, Ontario, Canada; sons, Paul Monks of San Diego, CA and David (Julie) Monks of Lakewood, IL; and granddaughters, Julia (Stephen Smith) Metelka of Kitchener, Ontario, Jessie (Brady Carpenter) Metelka of Parry Sound, Ontario, and Alexandra Metelka of Toronto, Ontario. Also predeceased by her sister, Olga (Stanley) Surwill; and brothers, Michael (Barbara) Tracokas and John (Camille) Trakocas.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2017 at Olson's North Main Chapel, 2811 North Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 with Father Stephen St. Jules officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in the chapel prior to the service. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Klehm Arboretum.


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