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Wednesday, August 28, 2002     Page: 4A

Sophia Rekito Monko
    Aug. 9, 2002
    ophia Rekito Monko, 86, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Aug. 9 at Parkway Medical Center, Louisville.
    Born June 11, 1916, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Evfrosinia (Mayevska) Rekito. She was a homemaker and painter. She was offered a scholarship to study art in Paris. She was of the United Methodist faith. She lived in Wilkes-Barre most of her life.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Commander Andrew Michael Monko.
    Surviving are her daughter, Maria June Monko-Ramirez, Atlanta; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
    A memorial service will be held Monday in Bear Creek Township and her ashes will be scattered there near her husband's.
    Arrangements were by the Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Family Funeral Home, Louisville.
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