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Roberta L. (Monroe) Argue

By Billie Owens

Roberta L. (Monroe) Argue, 64, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., a former registered nurse at Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach, Fla., for five years, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Doris (Marchant) Monroe of Alden, NY.

Mrs. Argue was born on May 5, 1949, in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in Alden. She received her nursing degree from Genesee Community College. Roberta worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital, Batavia Nursing Home, Batavia Hospice, and Le Roy Village Green. She also worked at the Artman Agency in Batavia, NY. She moved to New Smyrna Beach in 2008.

During Roberta's life in New York, she was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Batavia. She also performed in numerous Rotary Club and Batavia Players shows. She loved traveling, planning and hosting parties and events, music, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Alan G.; one son, John Cooke (Kelly) and children Madelyn and Theodore, of Brockport, NY; three daughters, Elizabeth Cooke (Michael) Harper and children Charlotte, John Michael and Finleigh, of Dunkirk, Md., Amanda Cooke (Brian) Tasler and children Ella and Ruby, of Paton, Iowa, and Alison Argue (fiance Craig Smeds), of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Charles Monroe, of Austin, Texas, and Jerry Monroe, of Marcellus, NY; one sister, Mary Lynn Monroe Kemp, of Chesapeake, Md., and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at St. James Episcopal Church. Friends and family are invited to share their memories, condolences and stories with the family at Bohn's Restaurant in Batavia immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32169.

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