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Who was Ruth Ann Monroe?

August 31, 2011
  • Ruth Ann Monroe
Ruth Ann Monroe

The school is named for Ruth Ann Monroe, known affectionately as “Nanny” to her family and the youths at Memorial Recreation Center on West North Street in Hagerstown.

Monroe was director of the rec center for years. The nomination to name the school for her stated that she “provided a safe haven there for the children in her community. She made them feel special by believing in them and helping them make good choices. She shaped their lives and will forever be remembered for her selfless acts.”

Monroe died on Oct. 19, 2005, at age 64.

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