Anita Mae (Monroe) DeLashmutt

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Born March 28, 1929, in Williams County, Ohio, to Fred and Helen (Long) Landel; she went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at age 86.

Anita was a graduate of the Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing.  She retired from Olin Memorial Health Center at MSU after 25 years of service.   She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lansing and the Golden K Kiwanis Club.  Anita was a graduate of the Clown School at L.C.C. and was known as “Emerald” the Clown.

Survivors include:  three children, Jon F. (Holly) Monroe, Caroll Lynn Monroe, and Susan Marie (Monroe) Rose; two grandchildren, Justin LeBlanc and Danielle (Shane) Brewer; and great-grandson, Nash Christopher Brewer, along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith DeLashmutt; brother, Dennis Landel; and three sisters, Thelma Harrold, Kathryn Bruot and Betty Nichols.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the staff of Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids for providing such excellent care.  In lieu of flowers, the family desires that contributions be made to the Clark Retirement Community Employee Christmas Fund.

Memorial service:  Clark Retirement Community – chapel, 1551 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506, Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m.  Her final resting place will be Maple Grove Cemetery in Edgerton, Ohio.

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Jon Monroe
September 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Love you Mom…

Debbie West
September 29, 2015 at 4:44 am

You had a loving daughter and caregiver in Lynn.

Ann Klauder
September 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

Anita’s last years were made much easier by her loving daughter, Lynn.

Betty Strayer
September 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

You had a loving and very devoted daughter in Lynn. We have lifted up many prayers to our Lord Jesus on your behalf, Anita.

May God support and comfort your family.

Friends through BSF Lynn is a special class member

Rose Dalipe-Cranston
October 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Lynn and family,
I have never met your mom, but I felt like I knew her very well. Thanks for sharing some of her life stories with me Lynn. You are my dear friend and loving/caring daughter. Your mom was very lucky to have you. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Pamela Landel Hug
October 4, 2015 at 11:04 am

Jon, Lynn, Susie, Danielle and Justin,
Please know each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your mom/grandma was very special to me!! I have many loving memories of your mom from throughout my life. I especially hold dear my many visits to her at Clark, special times on her birthday when her loving daughter Lynn brought a home cooked meal & a special birthday cake. Also, the times I took Aunt Kate to see her & we spent the night at Clark. Your mom was so Happy at that loving home & it was sure a joy to see all the activities she enjoyed while living there. I will hold dear to my heart when Lynn & I took her to church the last Sunday of her life & feeding her lunch on Monday, Sept. 21. We took your mom to the rose garden & Lynn took her on a joy ride in that new chair she graduated to. She was sooo Happy & Peaceful those last two days I had the privilege to spend with her. May you hold dear all your beautiful and loving memories, as I will, as well. She Loved each one of you so very much!!!!! With my deepest sympathy to each one of you. I love you cousins!!!!!

Family of Dorothy Neblo Church
October 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm

My mom, Dorothy Neblo Church, went to nursing training with “Aunt” Anita. I remember spending time with Aunt Anita when I was little and her taking me to Mary Poppins. Mom continued to stay in touch with Aunt Anita over the years. “Aunt” Marge (Hoops) contacted mom about Anita’s passing and we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her family. May God bless you all.

The Dorothy Neblo Church family


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