Monica M Traughber, 94, passed away Thursday, August 16, at Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home in Rutherford, NC.  She was born at Oconee on December 21, 1917, the daughter of John and Catherine Pollman Mickey.  After graduating from Eastern Illinois State Teachers College(now EIU) in 1937, she taught in one room schoolhouses in Shelby County.  She later was employed as a bookkeeper at Wagner Cast Iron Co in Decatur.  She also taught school at St Mary's in Taylorville.  She was a bookkeeper at Stonington Cooperative Grain for 25 years, until retiring in January 1984.  She married Delbert Traughber on September 7, 1946 in Pana.  He preceded her in death on August 10, 1998.  She was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and especially enjoyed providing floral arrangements for the church.  She was also active in the Stonington community and with Meals on Wheels.  Monica was blessed with a long life enjoyed with family and many wonderful friends.

She is survived by one son: Tom (wife Mary) of Crawfordsville, IN and one daughter: Colleeen (husband Mike) of Rutherford, NC.  Monica enjoyed the company of eight grandchildren: Matt and Kate Traughber, Stacey Gorsuch, Stacey Murphy, Stephanie Timmons and Emily, Marshall and Walker Grossell and seven great grandchildren.  She is also survived by one younger brother: Joe Mickey of Schaumburg.  

Visitation will be held from 4-6pm on Sunday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with a prayer service starting at 3:45.  Mass will be on Monday at 10am at Holy Trinity Church in Stonington with burial following at Old Stonington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Stonington Lions Club or Holy Trinity Altar and Rosary Society.  Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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