Iva E. Monte

June 17, 1936 - November 6, 2015
Iva E. Monte

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Iva E. Monte, 79, of Negley, Oh. went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 6, 2015, at the Calcutta Health Center following a brief illness. Born in East Palestine, Oh. June 17, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mamie Fay (Hawkins) Grim and had lived her entire life in this area.  Mrs. Monte was a graduate of East Palestine High School, Class of 1954  and the Salem School of Nursing, last working as a Registered Nurse at the former Extended Care Center in East Liverpool.

Mrs. Monte was a dedicated member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she enjoyed volunteering for the Vacation Bible School and singing in the choir. She also loved spending time with her family, her friends, and being around and taking care of her animal friends.

She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Monte, who she married on February 17, 1963.

Mrs. Monte is also survived by two sons and their wives, Andy and Rhonda Monte of Beaver, Pa. and Craig and Melissa Monte of Calcutta, her grandchildren, Madelynn, Aubrey, Gabrielle, Abigail, Emily, James and Joseph and a sister, Helen Grim of East Palestine.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Twin sons, three brothers; Robert, Flavel, and Paul Grim and six sisters; Pat Marchak, Zoe Safreed, Zora Brown, Hazel Brockman, Ila Fay Widowfield, and Beulah Sutherin.

Services will be held at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 11:00 AM with Pastor James Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville, Ohio.

Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 6 PM and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book, or send condolences online at the funeral home’s Facebook page or by visiting the funeral homes website at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:00 AM

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church - Directions
Pancake Clarkson Road
Negley, OH


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

St. Elizabeth Cemetery - Directions
10th Street Extension
Wellsville, OH 43968


Monday, November 9, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • November 08, 2015
    Mary Marcin Kimmel says:
    Paul, Andy, Craig and entire family: I met and worked with Iva at East Liverpool Extended Care. She was such a loving and kind lady. She was a wonderful nurse who cared deeply for her patients. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • November 09, 2015
    Expressing heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, may it comfort you to know that others care. Barbara (Class 0f 1954) and George Watson

  • November 09, 2015
    Bobby Olashuk says:
    Cousins, Our condolences to you all. When I look back at my childhood, one thing I always remember is trips to Paul and Iva's to pick berries. Always fond memories and remember thinking of Iva more as another Aunt and Craig and Andy as brothers rather than distant cousins. Our prayers go out to our entire Monte family. Bobby Olashuj

  • November 11, 2015
    MicheleRhodes says:
    What a wonderful legacy Iva Monte leaves behind for her family to treasure in their hearts. I am deeply impressed by what I learned about Iva from Pastor Jim’s “Words of Hope and Consolation.” First, she inspires me to share the scripture daily with my children, as she did before Andy & Craig would leave for school. I too will ask my children to name one thing they are thankful for each day. Second, she inspires me to be the kind of grandma she was, bringing a toy or game along when she came to visit, and sharing her time with them generously. Finally, I love how she lived the gospel. She truly exemplified each and every one of the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, long-suffering, and self-control. I created this in the Pages app which is not transferring well to this type of webpage. I really wanted it to be beautiful. Love, Michele