Funeral services for Monica Catherine Stolfa will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church officiated by Rev. Kevin Ratterman.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery will follow with the assistance of Dale Sheller, Dr. Jesse Storts, Jr., Erik Brown, Tom Ford, Marnel Mendez, Tom Betzen and James Schumacher serving as pallbearers.
A Rosary devotional will be at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, followed by a time of visitation and support for family and friends.
Monica Catherine Stolfa was born Apr. 13, 1924, to the late Herbert and Catherine (Kitty) Jewitt in Hull, Yorkshire, England.  She died Sept. 12, 2018, in Ardmore. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Stolfa, Jr. in 1994, a young son, three year old Ralph Alexander Stolfa in 1962, a two year old sister, Alma Dorothy Jewitt, in 1930, and her brother, Rev. Bernard Jewitt in 2008.
Monica graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Endsleigh Training College in Hull, Yorkshire, England and taught for six years in Hull. She came to the United States in October of 1950 and taught kindergarten at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Ardmore for two years, and in 1951, she and John J. Stolfa, Jr. were married.   
Monica is survived by daughters, Anne M. Stolfa-Beard and husband, Riley, Monica C. Stolfa of Ardmore; Alma T. and husband, Scott Livesay, Parker, Texas; M Bernadette and husband, Garrett Wilkie, Colorado Springs, Colo.; also sons, John J. Stolfa, III and wife, Martha; Timothy J. Stolfa of Ardmore; Anthony A. Stolfa and wife, Crystal of McKinney, Texas; Bernard C. Stolfa and wife, Sonja of Tulsa; daughter-in-law, Mary Stolfa, Ardmore; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Monica served on the Parish Council, was President and Treasurer of St. Mary’s Women’s Club, was a cantor, lector, Eucharistic minister and sacristan as well as a member of the choir. For 40 years she was involved in the Religious Education program, as a teacher, coordinator and Adult Leader.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Mary Building Fund or the charity of your choice.
Words of comfort may be sent the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.