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Marta Monroe to be Honored

Ageless Hall of Fame to honor Marta Monroe to represent Morgan County

March 16, 2019

Marta Monroe to be honored

Older adults set the bar for volunteering in East Tennessee but often go unnoticed in their efforts. Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and their families by providing accessible care and supportive services through compassionate personnel, has created a special event called the Ageless Hall of Fame, that will honor and recognize 16 senior citizens who demonstrated their care for their community.

SCHAS’ created a committee made up of county leaders and human service agencies that serve the East Tennessee community to review nominations submitted by the public to choose 16 individuals. The counties that are participating are: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties.

The 16 honorees that were nominated by their communities are the following individuals:

Anderson County - Neal Vaughan

Blount County - Buddy Queen

Campbell County - Barbara Archer

Claiborne County—Ella Mae Fugate

Cocke County—Carolyn “Cookie” Ramsey

Grainger County—Reuben Couch

Hamblen County - Rusty Cantwell

Jefferson County - Mary Ellen Bishop

Knox County - George “Bob” Martin

Loudon County - Elizabeth Lee

Monroe County - Bennie Moser

Morgan County - Marta Monroe

Roane County - Marilyn Calfee

Scott County - Edna Faye King

Sevier County - Emma Ruth Catlett

Union County - Martin Shafer

Marta Monroe was chosen to represent Morgan County. Mrs. Monroe has been instrumental in initiatives in her home community for over fifty years. She currently serves for Life Care Center of Morgan County, CPR Instructor for American Heart Association, St. Lutheran Church Outreach Program/Activities for Morgan County Tourism Alliance, Co-Chair of TN Mountain Laurel Festival Committee, Morgan County Medical Center Board of Directors, Morgan County Trails Committee and Wartburg Senior Center, teaching evidence-based exercise programs address falls prevention, health, wellness and endurance along with a comprehensive exercise program entitled Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL). She graduated from St. Mary's Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1965 and went on to study Industrial Education at UT Knoxville graduating with a BS in 1986. Since her retirement she continues to work administrative staff positions as needed along with almost a dozen additional community service projects. As co-chair of the Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Committee, she was instrumental in efforts that garnered an Excellence in Tourism Award for best Festival for 2018 for small festivals.

Mrs. Monroe, along with the other honorees, will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16th at a luncheon at the Bridgewater Place in Knoxville. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit on the Events page or call 865-824-4301.

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