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Sunday, 27 February 2011 09:51

William Jones Monin, 76, of Center, died February 25, 2011, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green after a long struggle with cancer.  The St. Joseph, Mo., native grew up in Oakland and graduated from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Western Kentucky University. He also attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a member and president of Pi Kappa Alpha. He retired as executive vice president of Sud Chemic AG in Louisville after a long career in the chemical industry. He developed mineral projects worldwide and was a leader in the commercial desiccant business. He loved bird hunting and fly fishing and the farm that he and his wife, Christiane, restored to supply fish and wildlife habitat along the Little Barren River in a project with the Nature Conservancy. He was recognized as the 2006 Landowner of the Year for the Southeast region, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, for his work. He was active in his church, Trammell Creek Baptist, and his community and was known to tell stories that began “Let me tell you something” before imparting a pearl of wisdom to his friends. He enjoyed Kentucky basketball with passion and was happy traveling the world or sitting on the back porch. He was a son of the late JD Monin Jr. and Mary Rhoda Monin.

Survivors include his wife, Christiane Strobel Monin of Center; two children, Will Monin of Tacoma, Wash., and Lucy Monin Webb of Crystal Lake, Ill.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim Monin of Louisville and Tom Monin of Sparta, Tennessee.

Funeral serviices for William Jones Monin is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Trammell Creek Baptist Church, 42 Liletown Road, Pierce. Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.


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