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Monika Ruth Efurd

May 24, 1988 — April 9, 2024

Abilene, Kansas

Monika Ruth Efurd

Monika Ruth Efurd of Abilene Ks  

Born May 24th, 1988, in Abilene Ks. to Patricia and Mark Efurd. Later divorced 

Survived by her Parents, Patricia Poage, Lane Ks and Mark Efurd, Marshall Tx. 

Daughter, Zoey Grace Costigan of the home, Brother Nicholas Efurd (Shelby Morgan), Belton Mo.  

Kevin Costigan, the love of her life 

Grandmother Sue Efurd of Pittsburg TX. Grandfather Roy Brown of Abilene Ks. Great Grandfather Willis Wheatley of Apachie Junction AZ.  

Uncles Charles Chapman (Kerri) of Clinton Mo., Kasey Chapman (Kelly Fitzsimmons) of East Lynn Mo, Chris Efurd (Karla) Abilene Ks.  

Many many great Aunts and Uncles and cousins and so many “bonus moms, dad'sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews as well as very many friends. 

Preceded in death by Maternal Grandparents Katherine Chapman (Grandma Ruthie as she was affectionately known) of Garden City Mo and Oather Chapman of Buckner Mo. Paternal Grandparents (Mee-mawIngrid Brown of Abilene KS and Sonny Efurd of Pittsburg Tx; aunt Susie Efurd of Pittsburgh, TX.

She was given the nicknames Miki, Mouse and Sardine shortly after her birth and was baptized in Abilene as an infant. She spent all her life in the Abilene areaattended grade school at Rural Center elementary schoolShe attended middle school in Chapman KS where she met the love of her life Kevin and Graduated from Chapman high school in 2006. She took art courses throughout her high school career and was very proud of her artistic talents. She furthered her education with online courses at K- State 

Monika was such a unique and free-spirited personShe traveled through this life by her rules and terms making them up as she wentShe was never one to conform to anything or follow a straight lineIt was always her way, no ifs ands or buts, and was more stubborn than any mule 

She had many jobs over the years ranging from Bartending, working at a coffee shop, warranty administrator at a car dealership to one of her favorites of working at a bookstore  

She has SOOO very many passions in Life. Her greatest joy and accomplishment was being a mother to ZoeyThey were always spending time together trying new things, going out to eat or shopping at the mall As a mom, she always inspired Zoey to dream and would tell her that she could accomplish anything she set her mind toShe was supportive of all her sports, band and any other school project or club she was in. She loved music and taught herself to play the keyboard by ear. Her tastes in music were very broad Everything from Reba, the 80’s hair bands and she especially loved Queen and JourneyShe never met an animal that she wouldn't try pick up, love on and keep especially catsHer 3 cats at home RiffRaff, Janet and Eddie were her other babiesShe loved them fiercely and was always spoiling them.  Monika was a beautiful “book Nerd” and wore that title proudlyShe had a vast collection of books that were very special to her she loved the hobbit, harry potter and books long those line along with books about astrology, Greek gods and the likeShe and her brother loved Star Wars and were always trying to “Out Star Wars” each other with Knowledge, books and memorabiliaShe loved the RaidersHer mom is A KChiefs fan and they loved and laughed so much at their rivalryDuring football season the house was all chiefs except for 1 Raiders flag while she was growing up. Zoey would go to Grammys house in a raiders shirt and come back in a Chiefs oneHer passion for Marvel movies was unrivaledShe was going to marry Captain America one day and could tell you every single fact and detail about him and all the Marvel series moviesshe had a passion for her plants 

Her laugh and smile were infectiousShe had the most beautiful large dark brown “Disney eyes”. She always had a hand to lend to anyoneShe touched so many people in so many ways and inspired everyone. Monika was never afraid to try new things and had no fear. Her heart was as big as this world and would help anyone in need. 

Cremation with a Informal Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Brown Memorial Park, Abilene, Kansas. 

Monika Efurd Memorial: 
Pinnacle Bank 
401 N Spruce st Abilene, Kansas 67410
Attn: Monika Efurd 
Memorial Fund 

Checks need to be made out to Monika Efurd Memorial Fund (not just Monika Efurd) it has to be for the memorial fund or can be made out to Zoey Costigan. 


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Informal Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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