Monarae "Mamo" (Crotts) Sumner, 69 year old Woodward resident, died Monday, October 6, 2008 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2008 in the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Reverend Brett Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monarae (Metcalf) Crotts Sumner was born on August 16, 1939 in Hotchkiss, Colorado. She was the daughter of William Ray "Bill" and Marion Ellen "Babe" (Thompson) Metcalf. Monarae was raised in Hotchkiss, Colorado and attended school there. She was active in softball, basketball and cheerleading and she also helped raise her brothers at home. She graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1957. They moved to Farmington, New Mexico where she was united in marriage to John C. Crotts on October 18, 1957. To this union three children were born, Julie, John and Robyn. The family moved to Woodward in 1965 and Monarae received her real estate license and worked for Figley-Salz for many years. Monarae was one of the first real estate sales women that made a million dollar sale in the state of Oklahoma in one day. She was also one of the people that started the Rural Water District #1 for Woodward. She was also Who‚s Who of American Women. Monarae was very proud of her many accomplishments but those three stood out for her. She moved to Oklahoma City in 1980 where she worked in the Banking industry for many years. She moved back to Woodward to be close to her children and grandchildren.

Monarae was a member of the Baptist church. She loved the Lord and believed in the word of God above all things. Monarae also loved her family and friends, woman‚s softball, basketball, soccer and her "Horse Racing." Her animals, Candy Girl, Sugar Bear and Gracie always gave her comfort and company.

She is survived by one son, John S. Crotts and wife Tamara of Woodward; two daughters Julie Simons of Ohio; Robyn Cather and husband Donnie of Woodward; six grandchildren, Garrett Cather and fiancee Kylee Smith; Hailey Cather; Jeremy Crotts; Justin Crotts and wife Jenny; Jason Crotts and wife Wendy; Shenna Sandoval; eight great-grandchildren, Harlee Rae; Jasmine; Justin; Asha; Jayden; Hunter; Justyn Briley; and Jackson; two sisters, Kay Wallace; Judy Bailey; three brothers, David Metcalf; Michael Metcalf; Steven Metcalf; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Babe Metcalf, her former husband John C. Crotts and her son-in-law, Tom Simons.

Remembrances may shared on-line at

Trending Video