Mrs. Lucinda Monsees, widow of the late J. H. Monsees, died Saturday in Vernon, British Columbia, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. N. Claggett, according to word received by her son, L. M. Monsees, of Limestone Valley farm late Monday night.

Mrs. Monsees would have been 80 years old the thirty first of this month. She was a native of Pettis County. Her maiden name was Lucinda Crum [?]. She was married in 1857 to J. H. Monsees and 11 children were born to this union, all living except one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Meyers, who died in young womanhood. The surviving children are: L. M. Monsees, Smithton; M. A. Monsees, Beaman; George H. Monsees, Sedalia; Ben O. Monsees, Sedalia, Alberta Can; Lon Monsees of British Columbia who is currently traveling in California; Ira Monsees of Melford, Canada; Mrs. Martha Claggett, Vernon, British Columbia; Mrs. Annie Glenn and Mrs. Flora Robinson, both of Sedalia, Alberta, Canada. [The 11th sibling, a son, William, is not mentioned.]

Mrs. Monsees was a life long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, holding membership at Smithton and making her home with L. M. Monsees. She went to the daughter in Canada about a year and a half ago.

The body will be brought back to Pettis County for burial, but definite funeral arrangements cannot be made until the time of the arrival of the body is learned. Funeral services will be held at the Smithton Methodist Episcopal Church in Smithton and burial will be made there.

Source: Sedalia Democrat, July 1920
Submitter: Cathy Warbritton who notes: Lucinda Momberg was born July 31, 1840, Richland Twp, Morgan Co, Mo. and was raised near Smithton, Pettis Co. Mo. She married John Harmon Monsees on Dec 30, 1857, near Smithton and lived there most of the rest of her life. She and her husband were both living with children who had homesteaded in Canada, when they died. Lucinda died July 24, 1920.