Monroe, Lorraine 'Lori' Gail

Posted: Mon 3:20 PM, Dec 02, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel
Loving mother, daughter and sister, Lorraine “Lori” Gail Monroe, 55, of Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a courageous 12-year battle with lung cancer.

She became a national advocate for lung cancer patients during her illness and co-founded the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in hopes of shining a light on the need for lung cancer research.

A native of Fairmount, Ind., Lori was born Oct. 28, 1958, to Robert “Bob” and Marilyn Whitehead. She graduated from Madison-Grant High School and attended Florida College. Lori earned a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and dedicated her life to serving others as a registered nurse. She enjoyed camping, traveling, being in Colorado and the outdoors.

Lori is survived by her parents; three daughters, Emily Monroe and Alyson (John) Perry, both of Bowling Green, and Kate Uebelhack of Indianapolis; her grandmother, Hazel Maley of Fairmount, Ind.; two brothers, Brian (Susan) Whitehead of Fairmount and Jeremy (Angie) Whitehead of Dallas, Ga.; a niece, Carly (Aaron) Vogel; a nephew, Blake Whitehead; a granddaughter, Grace Womack; and a number of other loving relatives and close friends.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapel at 820 Lovers Lane. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with memorial service at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please continue Lori’s advocacy against lung cancer by donating to is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.